Cranberry Citrus Salad


– 2 (5 oz. bags) Spring Mix or your preferred lettuce mix – 1 (15 oz) can., mandarin oranges, drained – 1 1/2 c. fresh cranberries – 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice (juice of 1/2 orange) – 2 Tbsp. granular monk fruit sweetener – 2 green onions, sliced – 2 ribs of celery, sliced – 1/2 c. toasted pecans – 1/4 c. goat cheese crumbles Honey Balsamic Dressing: – 1/4 c. olive oil – 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar – 1/4 c. fresh squeezed orange juice (juice of 1/2 orange) – 1 Tbsp. orange zest (zest of 1/2 orange) – 1 Tbsp. honey – 1 tsp. minced garlic (about 2 cloves) – Salt and Pepper to taste


Step 1

To a microwave safe bowl, add the fresh cranberries, 2 Tbsp. of orange juice and 2 Tbsp. of granular sweetener. Stir together and microwave on 1 minute increments until the cranberries burst. Stir. 2 minutes will likely be all that is needed to cook the cranberries. Set cranberries aside to cool.

Step 2

In a large bowl or platter, add the spring mix/salad greens, oranges, green onions, celery, pecans and cooled cranberries. Top with the goat cheese crumbles. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Step 3

For the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, honey, orange juice and zest, salt and pepper. Serve the dressing on the side or dress the salad just before serving.

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