Back when I was a teen and lived to shop, I would go to the mall with my mom and grandma and we would spend the day boutique hopping until we made it to the holy grail – Nordstrom, of course. And the best part wasn’t the endless shoe department, the cosmetic department’s candy shop of makeup, or B.P. where we all got our spaghetti strap tanks. I always looked the most forward to lunch at the cafe. My grandma and I would split the spring salad with candied nuts and it alway made me feel so fancy.
Fast forward to now, and all the ingredients of this magical salad are things I usually always have on hand. It’s light and fresh and is the perfect mix of sweet and salty. It is the perfect springtime side and can go great with grilled chicken or Cardiff Crack 🙂
2 handfuls spring or mixed greens
2 tbsp dried cranberries
2 tbsp candied pecans
3 tbsp gorgonzola crumbles (or blue, feta, goat)
a drizzle of raspberry vinaigrette
optional: add 1/2 green apple –> adds extra crunch!