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Honey Crisp Holiday Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette is the ideal salad to pair with a special meal or holiday feast.

Deliciously sweet apples with cranberries and pecans give this salad wonderful crunch. Tangy feta cheese is the perfect balance.

And let us not overlook the Maple Cider Vinaigrette! So simple to make, yet bursting with bright flavor!

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Have you pinned down your holiday meals? We’ll be having an assortment of heavy hors d’oeuvres on Christmas Eve for sure. But I haven’t decided about Christmas Dinner quite yet! I’m pretty certain it will include this salad though.

Honey Crisp Apples are in season between September and December. So be sure to make them the star of your Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Salads.

Cranberries and Sugared Pecans also sing of late autumn. They impart a nice sweetness that pairs perfectly with briny feta cheese.

Closeup Sugared Pecans
Sugared Pecans

Homemade Sugared Pecans are easy to make at home and are also wonderful in Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing and Festive Pear Pomegranate Salad.

This Honey Crisp Holiday Salad comes together quickly and is lovely as part of a festive buffet or as a starter for a special sit down dinner.

However there’s no reason not to make this for a weeknight lunch or dinner! Your tastebuds will thank you!

The Maple Cider Vinaigrette is so simple to make. Add apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, a touch of Dijon mustard and olive oil to a glass jar with a lid. Shake like crazy, then season with salt & pepper to taste.

I hope you’ll give this delicious salad a try! And if you do, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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All my best,
xo Libby

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Honey Crisp Holiday Salad with Feta, Pecans & Cranberries

Honey Crisp Holiday Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Honey Crisp Holiday Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette is the ideal salad to pair with a special meal or holiday feast. Deliciously sweet apples with cranberries and pecans give this salad wonderful crunch. Tangy feta cheese is the perfect balance.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For the Maple Cider Vinaigrette

  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the Honey Crisp Holiday Salad

  • 5 ounces mixed salad greens
  • 2 Honey Crisp apples sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup sugared pecans recipe link in post
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions
 

For the Maple Cider Vinaigrette

  • Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a glass jar with lid. Shake well to combine. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Store any unused portion in refrigerator for up to a week.

For the Honey Crisp Holiday Salad

  • Arrange mixed greens on a serving platter. Add sliced apples, sugared pecans, dried cranberries and crumbled feta. Drizzle with Maple Cider Vinaigrette.