This cranberry apple pecan salad has a base of super greens and is topped with a sweet, tangy, and slightly savory citrus dressing that just seems to compliment all of the flavors perfectly. It is a beautiful salad bursting with nutritional goodness!
It’s no secret that I LOVE salads. They are my favorite lunches. They are simple, filling, nutritious, and delicious; does a lunch get any better than that? I tend to get into salad ruts, eating the same salad for weeks at a time, eventually, I get tired of it and then move onto the next salad. I think I have just found a new favorite… this chopped superfoods salad with citrus vinaigrette. It is so dang tasty!
I never realized that I liked raw Brussel sprouts until I chopped them up and put them in a salad. I love it! If you haven’t tried it, don’t judge until you do. It really is yummy! This particular salad is a melting pot of cruciferous veggies including kale, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli slaw.
If you want to turn this into a complete meal, just add some cooked, shredded chicken or even some bacon. Yum! It’s the perfect salad to bring to a get-together, or enjoy for a healthy lunch or dinner!
Please comment below and let me know if you try this salad and what you think of it.
Super Foods Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad Recipe with Citrus Vinaigrette
This salad has a base of super greens and is topped with a sweet, tangy, and slightly savory citrus dressing that just seems to compliment all of the flavors perfectly. It is a beautiful salad bursting with nutritional goodness!
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 0 Minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Side Dish
- Cuisine: American
For the Salad
- 1 cup chopped brussel sprouts
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 1 cup chopped cabbage
- 1 cup broccoli slaw
- 1 large apple, chopped
- 1/3 cup craisins
- 1/3 cup pecans
- Toss together all of the salad ingredients (you can buy some of the ingredients pre-chopped, or I find the easiest way to chop them is a mandoline or food processor)
- Add all of the ingredients for the dressing to a mini food processor or blender and blend until smooth
- Add dressing to salad and toss until well coated (add the dressing slowly until desired amount is reached)
You could substitute all the greens with a bagged, pre-cut chopped salad. There is one at Costco with Brussel sprouts and kale and it’s quite similar to this. I usually just throw out the dressing packet it comes with because it’s full of junk but you may want to keep it. Even by throwing out the dressing packet, it’s still way more salad for a lot less money than the package salad packets at a normal grocery store.
Keywords: Sweet, Tangy, Savory