Green Salad with Dried Cranberries and Bacon

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6 servings

Green Salad with Dried Cranberries and Bacon

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This salad with dried cranberries and bacon lends a festive green touch to your holiday table.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 6 cups mixed greens , (whatever you like)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon , crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion


  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. With a fork, whisk it together until the mixture is thickened and well combined. Set aside.
  • Place the greens in a large salad bowl. Add the tomatoes, bacon, cranberries and onion. Toss to mix.
  • Drizzle about 2/3 of the dressing over the salad, tossing until everything is lightly coated. If desired, you may add the remaining dressing.