During the winter, many people choose to eat casseroles, soups, and hot cocoa. But this salad we are highlighting will convince you to get your greens in year round. With yummy winter ingredients like orange slices, pomegranate molasses, cranberries, and pecans, here’s how to get your salad fix all year long. And don’t forget about the fresh chopped thyme in the salad which brings flavor and health benefits. Thyme is packed with Vitamin C and Vitamin A and has been known to help soothe a cough. It is also a good source of copper, fiber, iron, and manganese. You can “wow”  your family and friends with this great winter salad!

Cranberry and Orange Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

  • ½ Small Red Onion, very thinly sliced
  • ¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 TB Dijon Mustard
  • 1 TB Pomegranate Molasses
  • 1 TB Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tsp Chopped Thyme
  • ¾ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 (5 OZ) Bags Baby Greens
  • 4 Oranges, peeled and cut into half moons
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 4 Oranges, peeled and cut into half moons
  • 1 Cups Toasted Pecans
  • ½ Cup Crumbled Goat Cheese

Step One

Add the onion to a small bowl of ice water, let it sit for 10 minutes or so while you prep the rest of the salad. To make the dressing, shake the vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, thyme and oil in a jar.

Step Two

Remove the onion from the bowl and pat dry. Layer the greens, then oranges. cranberries, onion, cheese and pecans on a large platter. Drizzle dressing over all.

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