Green Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette and Croutons

Cranberry sauce and orange juice are added to a purchased salad dressing to create a holiday special vinaigrette for a simple green salad.

Green Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette and Croutons
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Bake 375°F 10 mins Cook 3 mins


  • 4 slices stale bread
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon chipotle seasoning (such as McCormick)
  • 1 1/4 cups whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons prepared balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 5 ounce bags spring salad mix
  • 1 large tomato, cored and cut into wedges
  • 1 medium-size cucumber, sliced

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Cut bread into small cubes. Place cubes on a rimmed baking sheet and coat with nonstick cooking spray, then sprinkle with cinnamon chipotle season. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.

3. Heat cranberry sauce and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, or until boiling. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When cool, strain cranberry mixture into a large bowl with a fine mesh strainer. Whisk vinaigrette, sugar and salt into cranberry mixture and set aside.

4. Place salad mix, tomato and cucumber in a large bowl and drizzle with cranberry dressing. Toss with croutons and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 121, Fat, total (g): 1, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): , carb. (g): 26, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 194, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.