With the Holidays coming up, heavy food is definitely on the radar! Sometimes for lunch you may want to take it light in preparation, or just to give your stomach a break!
This salad is my FAVORITE salad of all time. My husband does not like salads and loved this one. I made this recipe based off of a salad I tried at a restaurant that was so expensive. So I wanted to try to make it myself, and I did so successfully!
It has yummy dried cranberries, cashews, sweet peppers, and my favorite, havarti cheese! All topped with a homemade ranch dressing that is easy and delicious!
Cranberry Cashew Salad
What you will need:
- Greens (I love spring salad mix)
- 1/4 cup of havarti cheese (diced)
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup of cashew halves
For the Dressing:
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp ranch (any kind)
- 1/2 milk of choice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 1/2 tsp dill weed
Mix in a larger bowl your greens, cheese, cranberries, cashews, and bell pepper.
In a small mason jar (or bowl) add in all of the dressing ingredients wnd shake well (or stir well).
Serve and you’re done! It’s that easy.
This is so delicious I promise! You can use another dressing if you please, however the thin ranch just gives it the flavor that it needs. So try it, I promise!
I also would serve for an appetizer the cranberries, cashews, cheese and peppers dredged in the dressing as like a cold salad! It would be so delicious and has festive colors too!
I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does! Let me know what you think! Happy homemaking!