We are still trying to stay focused on increasing the amount of vegetables in our family meals. Winter is the perfect time to add soup and salad to the menu. While the weather doesn’t make me yearn for the grilled salads of summer, I still turn to leafy greens as often as possible. This Winter Salad has been a favorite for years. The ingredients provide a heartier profile that suits these winter days perfectly.
I served this hearty salad with a bowl of Cheesy Vegetable soup over the weekend and everyone clamored for more. It’s a great recipe to warm your soul during these gloomier winter months. I would love to know if you give this salad a try.
6 cups salad greens, such as spring mix with arugula
2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
3 tablespoons toasted, coarsely chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon coarse grain mustard
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
In a large salad bowl, toss all the salad ingredients.
In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Drizzle desired amount of dressing and toss gently.