Halfway through January and I am still working on setting new goals, like eating healthier, including daily salads. This is an easy winter salad topped with a homemade apple vinaigrette. While this post is sponsored by Save A Lot, all opinions are my own.
With the start of a new year, many others, like myself, strive to lead a healthier lifestyle. That is always a goal of mine, but this month I have really been giving it an extra push. Waking up at 5 am to workout, tracking my daily water intake, meal prepping twice a week, etc.
This means keeping the essentials stocked in the kitchen. My neighborhood Save A Lot store has great options at great prices.
Namely, Save A Lot has focused on their private label brands, which is over 70% of the products sold. Over the last year, they have made changes to ensure the quality and taste are as good as national leading brands.
Last weekend I grabbed a variety of greens to keep up with my daily salads. But like everything else that is repetitious, I need a little variety, too. So different salad add-ins and different flavors of dressings. I wanted to share with you one of my favorites so far this year.
Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette Recipe
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This salad is made with high-quality Save A Lot products.
- Bag of Mixed Greens
- 1 Cup Pecans
- 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
- 1 Cup Grated Cheese (Mix of Mozzarella & Parmesan)
When I think of winter foods, cranberries, and pecans often come to mind first. That is what makes this salad a ‘Winter Salad’.
The salad is easy to make. Simply mix the above ingredients in a large serving bowl. Pickwell Farms, Nut Some and Coburn Farms are trusted Save A Lot brands at great prices.
When using cheese on a salad, nothing beats freshly-grated cheese.
If you want to save a few minutes, Coburn Farms has shredded and grated cheeses to purchase, as well.
An apple vinaigrette pairs nicely with the pecans and dried cranberries, so we made our own to go with it.
Apple Vinaigrette Ingredients:
- 3 Gala apples, cored and diced (leave the skin on)
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 lemon, juiced and lightly zested
- 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
Add all the vinaigrette ingredients to a food processor or heavy-duty blender.
Pulse on high until fully blended into a liquid.
Serve vinaigrette with the winter salad.
Store the leftover vinaigrette in the refrigerator in an air-tight jar or bottle.
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