After yesterday’s heavy but heavenly Cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes, I thought I’d lighten things up a bit with this flavorful Thanksgiving salad. It has all kinds of goodies like spinach, peppery arugula, crunchy walnuts, sweet cranberries and tangy goat cheese. Then all of these goodies are tossed in a quick cranberry vinaigrette. It is the perfect way to get your Thanksgiving cranberries in “non-log” form.
I generally look forward to all Thanksgiving traditions, all traditions that is except cranberry sauce. I don’t have many fond memories of the “sauce” that is in the shape of a can. There is just something about the way it plops out of the can while still remaining in the can shape that does not appeal to me. When it gets passed to me at our Thanksgiving table I just keep on passing. That is not to say however that I don’t like cranberries themselves. In fact, dried sweetened cranberries are really quite delicious, especially when they are added to dishes such as this salad. The combination of the peppery arugula, salty walnuts and creamy goat cheese pairs nicely with the sweetness of the cranberries.
This salad is quick, easy, flavorful and best of all might bring a little more pretty to your Thanksgiving table than say, a log of cranberry "sauce". I'm just sayin'. Enjoy!
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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