Christmas Salad Recipe

Christmas is one of the special occasions for the Christian community that resides in different parts of the world. It is celebrated by them with great jubilation during the month of December. On this special occasion people cook special dishes to relish them with their loved ones and one famous dish of this festival is Christmas salad. It is a mixture of toasted almonds, salad greens, red onions and other food items which give the Christmas salad an impressive dressing and wonderful taste. This salad is a perfect dish to have in lunch on the Christmas day or on Boxing Day. If you want to try out this delicious dish on Christmas then see this guide and learn how to make a Christmas salad.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size:
08
Utensils:
Oven, Baking Tray, Blender or Food Processor & Large Bowl
Ingredients:

– 90g slivered almonds
– 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
– 125 crumbled blue cheese, such as Gorgonzola
– 500g mixed salad greens

For the Cranberry Dressing:

– 3 tablespoons (60ml) red wine vinegar
– 5 tablespoons (100ml) extra virgin olive oil
– 30g fresh (or thawed frozen) cranberries
– 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
– 1 small clove garlic, minced
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
– 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • 1

    Roast the almonds

    Set the oven to 190 degrees C in order to preheat it. Then, take slivered almonds and place them in a baking tray in single layer. Put this baking tray along with the almonds in the oven and toast them for about 5 minutes or until they start turning brown.

  • 2

    Prepare the dressing

    Take a food processor or blender and blend oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, cranberries, water, salt and pepper. Blend all these ingredients until they become smooth.

  • 3

    Mix them all

    Get a large bowl, place onions, blue cheese, salad greens and the almonds along with the dressing and toss them together until they are evenly coated.

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