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Perfect Winter Salad

This is my most-requested salad recipe. Serve it as a side salad along with your holiday meal, or enjoy it for lunch the next day with cubed turkey or chicken on top. —DeNae Shewmake, Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) spring mix salad greens
  • 2 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion


  • In a small bowl, mix first 5 ingredients; gradually whisk in oil until blended. Refrigerate, covered, until serving.
  • To serve, place remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss with dressing.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 235 calories, 18g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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