Tossed salads are good on occasion, but I love a salad that’s full of good things – not just greens, but fruit, nuts, cheeses, and maybe some protein!
At Christmas I made up a salad for a side dish to go with our Christmas dinner. I wanted a green salad with great flavor and some Christmas color. I served the salad before the rest of the meal was set out. My family raved about it. They also said it would make a great entree’. So, last week I decided to repeat that salad and add some roasted chicken to make it a meal. Wow. It was so good!
Here’s how I made it:
Pomegranate seeds (Here’s how to seed a pomegranate)
Gala Apples – diced
Honey Goat Cheese
Diced roasted chicken
Place ingredients in large bowl. Drizzle with dressing just before serving.
Maple Dijon Dressing
1 Tablespoon (heaping) Dijon Mustard
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (more To Taste)
1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar (more To Taste)
1/4 cup Olive Oil
Salt And Pepper, to taste
In a small jar, mix Dijon, maple syrup, vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Put the lid on the jar and shake well to mix.
If you want to make this as a side salad, simply omit the chicken. I found the Honey Goat Cheese at Aldi. If you can’t find it, you could use regular goat cheese or Feta.
I whipped up a batch of Pumpkin Muffins to go with this supper and it made a great winter dinner!
Whether you make it as a side or an entree’, I’ll bet you’ll be like me and will fix it for more than just Christmas!
Refresh the tossed salad!
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I’ve been thinking about this salad since Christmas! 🙂 I’m going to prep all these ingredients for my work lunches this week. Yum!
It’s good stuff! In case you can’t find fresh pomegranate seeds, I found chocolate covered ones at Aldi! Ha!
That looks SO yummy! And the dressing sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing : )
You’re welcome! That dressing is good on any salad with greens and fruit! We love it!
Tried your recipe and it’s so good! I’ve had it twice this week now with just a couple substitutions since I didn’t have everything on hand. But it was still very close to yours. That dressing is delicious and I will be making it regularly from now on! Thanks for sharing.
I’m so glad you enjoyed this! It’s a great recipe to play around with! I don’t think you can go wrong pouring that dressing on ANYTHING! =)
It would make a great lunch salad!
Thanks, Denise. I am putting this on my menu for next week.
You’ll be glad you did!! 😋