Wednesday Recipe: Easy Celebration Salad


For the Dressing
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

For the Salad

  • 1 bunch of kale, fresh spinach, or other dark and leafy greens stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  •  cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup dried low sugar cranberries
  • ½ cup any nut pieces I used sliced almonds
  • ½ cup unsalted roasted sunflower seeds
  • ½ to 1 cup your favorite shredded cheese I used sharp cheddar


  • Make the dressing by whisking all ingredients together in a bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  • Toss the greens, shallot, carrots, blueberries, dried cranberries, nuts, sunflower seeds, and cheese in a large bowl.
  • Pour half of the dressing over the salad and toss again.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Re-whisk remaining dressing and serve on the side.