Cranberry Apple Salad

A festive refreshing salad that goes especially well with a holiday turkey. Freeze an extra bag of cranberries to enjoy this salad during the summer months.

1 1/2 cups cranberries, coarsely chopped
4 T. + 2 tsp. sugar
2 T. fresh lime juice
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 cup virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 large Granny Smith apples, cored and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 head romaine lettuce
1 t. orange zest
1/2 c. golden raisins
Garnish: freshly grated lime peel

Combine cranberries and 4 T. sugar and orange zest. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In blender mix lime juice, mustard and 2 t. sugar. Add oil in slow stream, beating constantly. Marinate walnuts, apples, raisins and onions in this dressing for 1-4 hours. To serve, line a large bowl with romaine leaves. Spoon apple mixture over leaves. Make a well in middle of apple mixture and spoon in cranberry mixture. Garnish with grated lime peel.


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