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(recipe, Carrie Floyd)
Think of this salad as a blueprint for other salads: mixed greens tossed with a zesty dressing, toasted nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds), a sweet or tangy fruit (apples, pears, dried cranberries), and a flavorful cheese (blue cheese, goat cheese, Parmesan). With fresh ingredients and the right balance of textures and flavors — tangy, sweet, nutty, salty — you can't go wrong. Feel free to substitute apple-cider vinegar in the vinaigrette for a little more punch.