Mixed Green Salad with Dried Cherries

I love this salad!  It’s simple.  It’s elegant.  It’s delicious.

What’s not to love really.  Mixed greens.  Mustard and red wine vinaigrette.  Sliced red onion.  Sweet dried cherries.  Toasted pepitas.

The tangy vinaigrette is the perfect complement to the sweetness of the cherries and red onion.  And the roasted pepitas add a complexity that tops off the salad perfectly.
Mixed Green Salad with Dried Cherries
  • 3 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 8 oz mixed greens
  • ½ cup sliced red onion
  • ½ cup dried sweet cherries
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  1. In a 350 degree oven, toast pepitas on a pie plate for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together vinegar, mustard, olive oil and ground pepper.
  3. Add mixed greens, onion, cherries and pepitas to bowl and toss to combine.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 servings

Adapted from Martha Stewart

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  1. I love this salad. It reminds of a salad I make with dried cranberries and blue cheese. Next time I am using dried cherries. Great recipe.