Dijon Herb Vinaigrette Salad Recipe

This Dijon Herb Vinaigrette Salad provides a nice side, accented Thyme. Topped with cranberries, candied pecans, and goat cheese; this adds enough complexities to go with any entree.

Dijon Herb Vinaigrette Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Ingredients

    For the Dressing
  • Mix ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 T of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 T of chopped fresh Thyme
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ cups dried cranberries (about 7 oz)
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Candied pecans
  • Goat cheese (~5.5 oz log soft fresh)
  • Lettuce of Choice

Directions

    Salad Dressing
  1. Whisk and place in a covered bowl in the frig.
  2. For Candied Pecans
  3. You can buy them if you don't have the time, or: in a pan put 4T of sugar with 1T of Orange Juice.
  4. Once it kind of melts, throw the pecans in and mix to coat with sugar. You can also sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture on top.
  5. Place on a non-stick cookie sheet in an oven at 350 for about for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Take out and let cool.
  7. Preparing the Salad
  8. Add 1½ cups dried cranberries (about 7 oz)
  9. Add 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  10. Add the pecans
  11. Add some broken up goat cheese (~5.5 oz log soft fresh)
  12. Mix in enough dressing to coat, and it’s ready.20

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