MY GO-TO HOLIDAY SALAD | easy winter salad recipe

This beautiful and festive holiday salad with apple cider dressing is my go-to salad for the fall and winter. This easy salad recipe is made with mixed greens, fresh pears, dried cranberries, pepitas and goat cheese; all tossed in an apple cider dressing. A fresh and colorful salad option that pairs wonderfully with chicken, fish and pork. Perfect for the holidays or any day!

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This is a very flexible salad. Feel free to experiment and try some of the following swaps:
*Add a boost of protein with chickpeas or chicken breast.
*Make it vegan and/or paleo by simply omitting the cheese or using a sprinkle of dairy free cheese. *Be sure to also use maple syrup instead of honey for the dressing.
*Mix up your toppings with walnuts, pomegranate seeds and apple slices!

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Chapters;
0:00 Intro
0:24 Pepitas Prep
1:14 Vinaigrette Prep
3:12 Combining Salad

MY GO-TO HOLIDAY SALAD RECIPE
5 ounces mixed baby greens
1 large pear, chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup pepitas (raw green pumpkin seeds)
2 ounces chilled goat cheese (about 1/3 cup)
Apple Cider Dressing
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons raw honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Apple Cider Dressing
In a spouted cup or mason jar, combine crushed garlic, olive oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk or shake well.

Salad
In a medium-sized skillet, toast the pepitas over medium heat, stirring often. You will know they are done when they begin to make popping noises and turn golden brown around the edges. Transfer to a small bowl to cool.

Place your greens in a large serving bowl. Top with chopped pears, dried cranberries and toasted pepitas. Use your fingers to crumble the goat cheese over the top of the salad.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently toss it all together. Serve and enjoy!

NUTRITION INFO
Serving: 1side salad | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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