Holiday salad

Serves 15 people


4 5-oz. bags mixed baby greens

2 cups dried cranberries

3 persimmons, peeled and chopped

3 ripe pears, peeled and chopped

1/2 cup red onion, chopped

2 cups almonds, pecans, and/or pistachios

2 cups crumbled blue cheese

1/2 cup fresh chives, chopped


1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 Tbs. honey

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1 tsp. Italian-flavor dry salad dressing mix

3 Tbs. olive oil


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine and mix all salad ingredients.
  2. Make dressing: Blend first four ingredients in small bowl; gradually whisk in olive oil; add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Toss salad with dressing and serve.

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