By Raspberry Cordial on April 12, 2007
Photo by Cookin'Diva
Photo by Cookin'Diva
"A friend's recipe, this is always a hit. Various nuts and cheeses can be substituted with ease. The dressing rocks!"
Serving Size: 1 (154 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I served this with our family Christmas dinner and everyone loved it. It was very simple to make. The dressing has a slightly sweet oily taste and is very good. The dressing coated the salad perfectly, not too much and not too little. I did add some cherry tomatoes and cucumbers to the salad. We'll definitely use this recipe again."
"This is pretty good! Nice combination of flavors! Next time I'll probably reduce the syrup and increase the vinegar because I would like it to be a little more sweet and sour than just sweet. Thanks for the great recipe Raspberry Cordial!"
"Wonderful! I actually had all the ingredients minus the pine nuts. I subbed slivered almonds that I toasted on the stove in some butter. Dressing is great and goes very well with the feta cheese!"
"Lovely. I skipped the pine nuts (didn't have any). A sweet dressing but the feta matches it perfectly."
"I love this recipe! I made this over the holidays for my family, who are not salad eaters, and they enjoyed it so much they asked for the recipe. I made the recipe exactly as stated. I was a little leery of the maple syrup that is called for in the dressing but it turned out to be perfect. Thanks for sharing."
"Great tasting and festive looking salad for the holidays."
"We made these as individual salads as my kids can be a bit picky but it was a hit. I loved the feta, pecans and cranberries together."
"This is a lovely salad, I made it for our Christmas barbecue 2008. The dressing got lots of comments and it was enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing."
"Thanks, RaspberryCordial, for such a festive, yummy recipe! We had it with our Christmas Eve dinner, and it was perfect. I think the pine nuts would be even better toasted ahead of time, but I used them just plain and they were fine. I'm sure this would be terrific any time of year, but it was perfect for Christmas with its red cranberries and green greens."
"Very good. I toasted the pine nuts and added more cranberries, pine nuts and feta cheese than the recipe calls for. It's a keeper!!"
"great salad and we loved the dressing...the only thing I changed was I used dried cherris instead of cranberries(because it is cherry festival here this week, and cherries dried or otherwise are everywhere here. And I used sugar free maple syrup...it was yummy"
"This is a quick salad to put together. The dressing really does rock! I lightly toasted the pine nuts in a dry skillet. Made for Zingo Bonus during ZWTIII."
"This was a nice flavorful salad that the whole family enjoyed. Like the other reviewers, I found that 3 T. of olive oil was plenty. In addition, I think it would be better if the pine nuts were toasted to bring out more flavor."
"At first I was concerned the maple syrup would be overwhelming, but when mixed with the salad greens, it was very good. Thanks for posting. Toni in Colorado"
"What an outstanding salad! My DH was close to licking his plate! The Farm Market is open by our house, so I couldn't resist buying a bag of beautiful baby greens as a substitute for the spinach and romaine. I also succumbed to the local lavendar goat cheese which I think was much better than the feta. But, whatever lettuce you use, or fruit, or cheese, it's all tied together with the wonderful dressing. Try using raspberry vinegar like I did, and I think you'll be happy too!"
"This is a very good salad and it looks so nice. I had so much lettuce in my garden that I didn't add any spinach (even though I love it and know it would be great in it). The dressing could be reduced or possibly just the olive oil. We had it for our dinner meal and my husband and I ate the whole thing. It will be made often. Thanks for sharing a great recipe."
"I really loved the mixture of flavors on this salad, and it looks so wonderful with the splash of color from the dried cranberries. The dressing was great too. It had just the slightest hint of maple flavor. Thanks Raspberry Cordial!"
"Very awesome! I nixed the pine nuts and did all spinach, added sunflower seeds, ham, and hardboiled eggs. Everyone at the fourth of July party loved it. :-)"
"This is very good! I used all spinach, with feta, dried cranberries and a mixture of pine nuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds. Per the suggestion of a previous reviewer, I cut the oil way down in the dressing, to about 3 tablespoons. We also thought it needed a bit more vinegar, so added more of that as well. Great combination of flavors. Made for ZWT3."
"My daughter really enjoyed this salad dressing! Great recipe when the kids like it. I used bleu cheese but everything else was as written. Wonderful!"