Holiday Fruit Salad With Sweet Honey Mustard Dressing

Published on November 13, 2013

This salad, along with others like it, were originally inspired by one of the salads you buy in a box a Trader Joe’s. They give you a choice of mixed greens or spinach with cranberries, candied pecans and blue cheese (or maybe it’s gorgonzola). I fell in love with that salad and I still stop by an pick one up when I’m out of town and I’m eating lunch on the run.

I don’t remember exactly when we started to mix vegetables with fruit and cheese in our salads, but it’s wonderful and there doesn’t seem to be an end to what fruits and nuts and cheeses you can put together and it works. And they are beautiful and very healthy. Honey crisp apples, pears, persimmons and pomegranates are at the open air farmer’s markets coming into the winter holidays so here’s a holiday version of these great salads with a extra sweet dressing that’s our family favorite right now.

Holiday Fruit Salad

Ingredients

Instructions

Choose the desired amounts of these ingredient, arrange them on a plate and drizzle with the Sweet Honey Mustard Dressing.

Sweet Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients

Instructions

Place all ingredients in an jar and shake until well blended.

maple walnuts

Candied Walnuts (or Pecans)

Ingredients

Instructions

Heat maple syrup in a sauté pan until bubbly. Add nuts and salt and cook until dry, about 5 minutes. Use medium heat so it won’t burn. Three minutes will make them glazed and in about 5 minutes you should begin to see crystals and the nuts will separate and be candied. Transfer to a plate and let cool. Store in the refrigerator.

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