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The Signature Salad

Everyone needs a signature salad!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings 4 main course servings, or 8 side dish servings
Calories 558 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces mixed greens
  • 2 cups red grapes sliced in half
  • 2 pears peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries Craisins
  • ½ cup shelled pistachios
  • 2 ounces gorgonzola cheese

Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette

  • 1 medium shallot minced (about 4 teaspoons)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar if you can't find sherry vinegar, substitute red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
US Customary - Metric

Directions

  1. To prepare the salad, combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients through the vinegar in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Whisking constantly, slowly pour olive oil into the vinegar mixture in a steady stream. Pour over salad and toss to combine.
  3. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
The Signature Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 558 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 508mg 21%
Potassium 559mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 35g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 17.8%
Vitamin C 25.4%
Calcium 11.4%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.