By Crafty Lady 13 on January 30, 2008
Photo by NcMysteryShopper
Photo by NcMysteryShopper
"Refreshing salad loaded with salad greens, strawberries, blood oranges, and dried cranberries. Lightly sweetened with a chopped pecan/brown sugar mixture and then drizzled with a delightful raspberry-key lime vinegarette dressing. Created for RSC #11. FYI...you can substitute mandarin oranges for the blood oranges and regular limes for the key limes. I have had good results with both substitutions."
Serving Size: 1 (176 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Loved this salad! The dressing is wonderful. I did use splenda and added a touch of lime infused olive oil....we loved it!"
"AMAZING!! This salad is a treat to eat. I used navel oranges as that's what I had, dried cherries, and toasted pecans. It is a VERY sweet salad, and I think next time I'll leave the brown sugar out. I may play with the amount of sugar in the dressing as well simply to make it healthier~~but I could literally drink the dressing it's so yummy!! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing! :O)"
"I could eat this every day, it's so good! Loved the dressing and make it often!"
"I could eat this salad with just about anything it is SO good! I loved the sweetness and the flavors of the fruit, mixed with the crunch of the nuts. The dressing was divine! Can't wait to have it again and again! Thanks for sharing it!"
"I made this salad to go with some salmon I was cooking up. It was excellent! I used mandarin oranges in place of the blood oranges, but that was the only change. This salad was an excellent side for my fish and one I plan to have again soon!"
"Excellent salad!!! It is really sweet but paired soooo wonderfully with recipe #20048. The sweet and savory combo is so out of this world. Thanks for this fabulous recipe!"
"This is an amazing salad with awesome dressing! We had this for Thanksgiving and it disappeared so fast. Everyone thought that the dressing might also make a really tasty marinade on chicken as well. Thank you for posting two great recipes in one!"
"In my book this salad deserves more than 5 stars. Couldn't be any better than it is! I did add some pieces of goat cheese because we love it in salads, otherwise made as instructed. Will have often!"
"I loved this salad. The sauce was so good!"
"We loved this salad! The dressing was drink-it-out-of-the-salad-bowl good! The salad was a bit on the sweet side because of the fruit (and sugars), which made a 6 year old proclaim that he now LOVES salads! I could eat this salad for dessert and not feel like I missed out and it is equally enjoyable as a salad entree. Great Submission! Good Luck Chef!"
"Great recipe!!!! I love salads like this. The dressing is what made it stand out for me. I added cubed cooked chicken to ours and made it a meal. The flavors were perfect. Loved the dressing, will definitely make this all summer long. The best RSC recipe truly! Good luck in the contest! ~V"
"This was a meal in one! I could have eaten just this for dinner. I'll be making this delicious salad again, I can't wait to share it with my friends and family. It has a really pretty presentation, great flavour and textures. The complex flavours blend well togther. This is a nice use of contest ingredients, good luck in the contest."
"5 stars. The dressing is what made me try this recipe. The mixture of balsamic, lime and raspberry sounded so good. This salad is so yummy and looks soo pretty. For visual purposes I plated my salad and did not mix the ingredients together. The vibrant colours of the spinach and fruit are great. The mixture of the sweet fruit and tangy dressing was delicious! Reviewed for RSC #11."
"Great salad! I couldn't find blood oranges so I used Cara Cara. I also used splenda in place of the brown sugar. I omitted the pecans due to preference. This would be great with chicken, too! Thanks!"
"This was positively delicious!!!!!!"