Festive Holiday Salad

by Marla on December 21, 2011 · 173 comments

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Here we are again…more holiday fun! While everyone else is bringing you candy, cookies and treats I have something to lighten up the holidays a little bit . Here is a simple salad that you can serve for brunch, lunch or dinner. This is a great way to use up all of those leftovers from your holiday feast. A main course salad with loads of hearty nibbles inside…turkey, nuts and cheese give great energy sustain.

So you can make it to dessert and still have room…

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This is a versatile salad, so toss in any protein, nuts, fresh or dried fruit you have on hand. Pomegranate seeds are always a favorite here. Raisins, apricots, dried cranberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries. Any of those would add a nice touch of sweet too.

Serve with a simple twist of lemon, fruity olive oil and with a dash of salt and pepper. I told you. Keep it simple.

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I usually make my own salad dressing. When in a pinch we enjoy this with fun flavors from Marzetti Simply Dressed. I am happy to share them with you here. There are loads of flavors to suit your fancy and the great thing is they are made with all natural ingredients. For this salad the Pomegranate flavor is my favorite. There are so many to choose from though.

Festive Holiday Salad Marla Meridith Photography

When it comes to cheese I like a tangy, creamy goat cheese. Crumbled blue cheese, gorgonzola and feta are delicious as well. If you only have firmer cheese in the house then toss some of that in. I have never said no to a sharp cheddar, Gruyére or shaved parmesan.

Salad with goat cheese, turkey, pomegranate seeds and pecans. Marzetti wooden salad bowl and tongs set.

 

I always love cheese and fruit paired together. See…

Cheese Platter at the Beverly Wilshire on FamilyFreshCooking.com © MarlaMeridith.com

What are your favorite salad ingredients? Do you have a favorite salad dressing?

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Have you been letting loose for the holidays with your eating or can you still wear those skinny jeans? Speaking of healthy holiday eating please check out my video segment on that topic I just did for Abe’s Market.

Festive Holiday Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: as many servings as needed

Festive Holiday Salad

Ingredients

  • a few ounces of Mixed Salad Greens per serving
  • a few ounces your favorite toasted Nuts (we love pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts)
  • a few ounces sliced Dried Figs (raisins and other dried fruits great too)
  • fresh Pomegranate Arils (seeds)
  • leftover shredded Turkey (or any protein you have handy)
  • squeeze of Lemon
  • splash of Olive Oil
  • dash of Sea Salt
  • dash of Cracked Black Pepper
  • Goat Cheese (or your favorite cheese)

Method

  • Toss salad greens with nuts, dried figs, pomegranate seeds and turkey breast. Just before serving toss with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper -or- your favorite salad dressing. Plate each serving with a wedge of creamy goat cheese.
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Giveaway Details

To keep you making all of those healthy salads Marzetti Simply Dressed is providing lucky readers with an awesome gift including:

  • Wooden salad bowl & salad tongs (the ones you see in my photos)
  • Five free product coupons

This giveaway will be open until Saturday, December 24th, midnight PST. The winner will be chosen at Random.org and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 3 days to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen. Open to residents of the USA.

How to Enter

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Lyn #122 and Jacqui #83. Stay tuned for more fun giveaways soon.

Leave some comments. Tell me about what ingredients you like to put in your salad. What is your favorite kind of salad dressing?

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1 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} December 21, 2011 at 8:58 am

What a beautiful salad. Pomegranate seeds are my favorite salad addition. Happy holidays, Marla!

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2 Rosa December 21, 2011 at 8:58 am

A fantastic salad! It must taste really good.

Happy Holidays!

Cheers,

Rosa

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3 Maureen December 21, 2011 at 8:59 am

I am all about the pomegranate in a salad. I also love tomatoes and cucumbers and perhaps some tuna or chicken.
As for the Salad dressing a bit of ranch would be great.

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4 Jennie December 21, 2011 at 9:16 am

I love to garden, and my favorite salads aren’t the ones where I keep it simple. I love to mix some of everything I have growing all together. Yum!

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5 Jennie December 21, 2011 at 9:16 am

Their ginger sesame salad dressing sounds delicious!

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6 Jennie December 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

I think I’m going to have to try your raspberry lemon muffins with cream cheese frosting.

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7 Jennie December 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

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8 Bev Weidner December 21, 2011 at 9:18 am

I LOVE FIIIIIGS, omg.

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9 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Bev, I share your passion for FIIIIGS….

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10 Amy S December 21, 2011 at 9:22 am

I love to put lots of veggies, some blue cheese and sunflower seeds! I love blue cheese dressing!

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11 Katherine D. December 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

I love grapes and greek yogurt in my salads!

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12 Christopher Sorel December 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

I love spinach and romaine lettuce with cheddar, mushrooms and cucumbers. Add dill with oil oil and splash of vinigear .

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13 Christopher Sorel December 21, 2011 at 9:24 am

voted for you

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15 Christopher Sorel December 21, 2011 at 9:25 am
16 Christopher Sorel December 21, 2011 at 9:25 am

Simply Dressed® Pomegranate Salad Dressing sounds good

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17 Christopher Sorel December 21, 2011 at 9:26 am

bananna and buttermilk cake for breakfast is good.

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18 susan December 21, 2011 at 9:26 am

I love a really good chopped salad with a lot of protein in it! Happy Holidays, Marla!

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19 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Susan, chopped salad rules. Love a little bit of everything in each bite!

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20 Katherine D. December 21, 2011 at 9:27 am

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21 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 21, 2011 at 9:28 am

I love Marzettis. Seriously my grandma loved the stuff and turned me onto in…in the 1980s when I was a little girl!!!

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22 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Averie, total 80’s flashback huh!! I remember it from back when I lived in NYC. This might be a new line of product though.

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23 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 21, 2011 at 9:28 am

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24 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 21, 2011 at 9:29 am

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25 Christopher Sorel December 21, 2011 at 9:29 am

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27 Christopher Sorel December 21, 2011 at 9:30 am

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28 Sami December 21, 2011 at 9:30 am

I love pistachios in my salads and I was recently introduced to an emulsified lemon basil dressing that is dynamite!

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29 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Sami, do you have a recipe link to that lemon basil dressing? Sounds great!

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30 Anna December 21, 2011 at 9:32 am

My favorite dressing is Greek and we love olives and banana peppers in our salad.

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31 Christopher Sorel December 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

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32 Anna December 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

I receive your e-mail updates!

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33 Anna December 21, 2011 at 9:34 am

I would love to try Marzetti’s Champagne dressing!

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34 Amy S December 21, 2011 at 9:35 am

I subscribe via email as well

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35 Jamie December 21, 2011 at 9:36 am

I like Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing. I usually add 2% milk shredded cheese, real bacon pieces, and whole wheat croutons to my salad.

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36 Anna December 21, 2011 at 9:38 am

I would love to try your Berries and Goat Cheese mini pizzas! Yumm!

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37 Jen December 21, 2011 at 9:38 am

I love a spinach salad with a warm bacon vinaigrette and sliced persimmons.

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38 Miranda December 21, 2011 at 9:45 am

Email subscriber

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39 Miranda December 21, 2011 at 9:46 am

I like using cranberries, feta and sunflower seeds in my salad.

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40 Miranda December 21, 2011 at 9:47 am

I’d Like to try the Organic Caesar

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41 amy marantino December 21, 2011 at 9:49 am

i enjoy lots of crunchy celery and sprouts in my salads, and i like mustard-based dressings.

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42 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 21, 2011 at 9:53 am

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43 Schmidty December 21, 2011 at 10:04 am

I love a homemade dressing with olive oil, red wine vinegar and lots of basil.

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44 Amy Tong December 21, 2011 at 10:22 am

What a beautiful salad. It’s perfect to serve along the holiday feast and I always need my veggies fix! :) I usually make my own dressing and my favorite is Meyer Lemon with Herbs.

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45 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Amy, that sounds like a great dressing! In the spring I need to get my hands on some Meyer Lemons. Veggies are always the bulk of my meals…even at holiday time.

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46 Schmidty December 21, 2011 at 10:22 am

I voted for your Thai fries.

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47 Amy Tong December 21, 2011 at 10:23 am

Voted for youThai Spiced French Fries to become the new Alexia Foods flavor.

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48 Schmidty December 21, 2011 at 10:23 am

I am following you on twitter @rusthawk.

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49 Amy Tong December 21, 2011 at 10:23 am

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50 Amy Tong December 21, 2011 at 10:24 am

Subscribed to your RSS feed. :)

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51 Schmidty December 21, 2011 at 10:24 am

I subscribe to your email.

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52 Schmidty December 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

I’d like to try the Simply Dressed® Caesar Salad Dressing

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53 Schmidty December 21, 2011 at 10:26 am

I would like to try the Cheesy Bacon Apple Frittata from Healthy Recipes.

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54 Schmidty December 21, 2011 at 10:27 am
55 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts December 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

My all time favorite salad is a Panzanella salad with a balsamic vinaigrette! But I love adding chicken and ham, and other veggies to my salad. I do not like cheese, so you can skip that on mine :)

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56 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Erin, not a problem. We can skip the cheese for you. Love the sound of the Panzanella with the extras thrown in :)

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57 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts December 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

I voted for your fries!

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58 Tammy December 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

I like cheese, onions and olives….red vinegar and olive oil.

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59 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts December 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

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60 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts December 21, 2011 at 10:35 am

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61 Alina December 21, 2011 at 10:44 am

I’d love to try their Ginger Sesame dressing. Sounds delicious!

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62 Alina December 21, 2011 at 10:44 am

Already signed up for your emails :)

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63 Alina December 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

I love arugula with dried cranberries and walnuts. For the dressing, I like honey dijon.

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64 Alina December 21, 2011 at 10:49 am

I’ve tried your bacon and cheese stuffed mushrooms recipe multiple times. My husband just adores mushrooms and hey you can’t go wrong w/ bacon.

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65 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Alina, you can never go wrong with bacon. Agreed.

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66 Sean December 21, 2011 at 10:50 am

Salad – head lettuce, cucumbers, red onions (simply a must) and some honey mustard dressing.

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67 Sean December 21, 2011 at 10:51 am

I’d love to try out their Ginger Sesame Dressing.

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68 Sean December 21, 2011 at 10:51 am

I subscribe to this blog via email.

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69 Sean December 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

I’d love to try out your meatball lollipops recipe. I think next weekend I shall do that :)

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70 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Sean, that is a fun recipe. Can you tell from the photos that was one of my very first blog posts!

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71 Sean December 21, 2011 at 10:56 am

Voted for your Thai Spiced FF on FB.

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72 Alina December 21, 2011 at 10:56 am

I voted for your Thai Spiced french fries on Facebook.

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73 Holly December 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

I like to put mixed baby greens, goat cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries, and honey crisp apple with a dressing of pumpkin, maple syrup, walnut oil, apple cider, seeded Dijon, and cider vinegar.

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74 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Holly that pumpkin dressing sounds awesome! Do you purée/emulsify it all together in a blender?

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75 Holly December 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

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76 Cellabella December 21, 2011 at 11:11 am

I love adding beets, olives, feta, and roasted pecans to salads!

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77 sara December 21, 2011 at 11:44 am

I love including soft cheese like feta or goat cheese in my salad, so good! My current favorite salad dressing is one I make with walnut oil…I never knew an oil could be so flavorful!! :)

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78 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Sara, I loooooove walnut oil too. You are right, a great way to dress a salad. Some other nut oils that are also awesome: Pecan & Hazelnut.
Pumpkin seed oil is fun too, though not a nut. The color is pretty :)

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79 sara December 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

I follow on pinterest and I pinned this post.

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80 sara December 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

I follow on twitter.

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81 Jacqui December 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I love fruity salads!! They are my favorite. I also love any type of vinagrette!

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82 Jacqui December 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I voted for your Thai Spiced French Fries to become the new Alexia Foods flavor

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83 Jacqui December 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I follow @MarlaMeridith on Twitter

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84 Marla December 27, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Congrats Jacqui! You are a winner for this giveaway!

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85 Jacqui December 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm

The Marzetti SImply Dressed flavor I would like to try most is the Greek Feta Dressing… I am obsessed with Feta cheese!

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86 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Jacqui, feta is one of my favorites as well. Use it all the time!

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87 Jacqui December 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I reallyyyy want to try your Peanut Butter Pumpkin Coffee Cake

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88 Jacqui December 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I am already subscribed to your email feed

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89 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen December 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Gorgeous for the holiday table! I pinned ya!

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90 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Aw shucks…thanks Valerie. I love those pins :)

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91 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen December 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

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92 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen December 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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93 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen December 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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94 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen December 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Stumbled it!

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95 Louis S. December 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I like to add chickpeas and extra sharp cheddar to make a main dish salad.

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96 Marla December 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Louis, I love chickpeas in my salad too. They are filling in a great way and energizing. Perfect for meatless meals.

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97 sara December 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I’d love to try the blue cheese dressing.

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98 sara December 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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99 Meryl December 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I like to use a Dijon/red wine vinegar/balsamic vinaigrette over my salads.

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100 Bonnie K December 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm

My husband would love the blue cheese dressing. I mostly like a mix of olive oil and wine vinegar. I like mix of baby greens or herb greens.

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101 Bonnie K December 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I follow you on twitter.

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102 Bonnie K December 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm
103 Bonnie K December 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I would like to try their Ginger Sesame Salad Dressing .

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104 Bonnie K December 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I subscribe to you by email.

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105 Bonnie K December 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I voted for your Thai Spiced fries.

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106 Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe December 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I love the combination of figs, nuts, goat cheese, and pomegranates. Yum!

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107 Lucy December 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Salad – give me salad and save us all from ourselves and all these cookies and cakes!!! Love the Kath Kidston plates ; ) when are you giving them to me?!!!!

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108 Marla December 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Yay! Miss Lucy is a lover of Kath Kidston designs as well. How did you know I was gonna send all of my Brit finds your way?!
Thank goodness for salad among a sea of desserts ;)

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109 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. December 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

That salad is so pretty! Photos rock!

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110 Jeanette December 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I love to add fresh fruit (pom seeds are one of my favorites, but I also love oranges, apples, pears, grapefruit, avocado), nuts and seeds, and dried fruit.

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111 HeatherChristo December 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm

beautiful salad! so festive!

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112 jessica w. December 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I Voted for your Thai Spiced French Fries to become the new Alexia Foods flavor.

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116 jessica w. December 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm
117 jessica w. December 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I would love to try the coleslaw dressing

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118 jessica w. December 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I would love to try the lemon ricotta breakfast cookies

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119 jessica w. December 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm
120 Lyn December 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I love dried cranberries added to my salads. Nuts are a favorite too.

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121 Lyn December 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Voted for your Thai Spiced French Fries again today.

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122 Lyn December 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

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123 Lyn December 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm
124 Marla December 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Congrats Lyn! You are one of the winners of this giveaway :)

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125 Lyn December 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm

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126 Cassie December 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

This IS so festive, Marla! I love pomegranates, great addition to a salad!

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127 Sarah @ pão e queijo December 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I love salads, especially when there is a great variety in ingredients and textures. I generally enjoy mesclun or bitter greens with either goat or blue cheese (maybe feta or another cheese), chopped nuts, maybe some dried fruit, and a simple vinaigrette. I also enjoy salads made with grains like couscous and quinoa.

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128 Linda December 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I didn’t know Marzetti had this dressing until I saw this post-thank you! I usually buy a balsamic dressing at Trader Joe’s. I’ll have to look for this even I don’t win.

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129 Marla December 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Hi Linda!
Glad I could introduce you to something new :)

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130 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I’m pretty simple when it comes to salad. I love to put apples in my salad with a nice balsamic dressing!

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131 sweetsugarbelle December 21, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I love everything in my salad…but what I want to say is that you are amazing! AMAZING. Your photos…just wow.

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132 Katrina December 21, 2011 at 9:05 pm

This salad is lovely! My favorite salad is with spinach, strawberries, toasted almonds and goats cheese. A but summery, but my fav nonetheless!

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133 Katrina December 21, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I follow you on twitter – @katrinadingle

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134 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] December 21, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I love the colors in this salad. I eat salads so frequently, so I cannot wait to incorporate this recipe!

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135 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective December 22, 2011 at 5:47 am

SO PRETTY! The dressing sounds delightful.

Happy Holidays!

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136 Kari December 22, 2011 at 6:16 am

I usually make my own salad dressing. My favorite thing to put in salad is spinach, carrots, cucumbers, some leftover cheese and maybe some nuts for crunch.

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137 Kelley {mountain mama cooks} December 22, 2011 at 6:28 am

Marla, I don’t know what else to say except this salad is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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138 Lynda December 22, 2011 at 7:06 am

I love winter salads – they are so hearty and bright. This one looks fabulous!

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139 gail December 22, 2011 at 7:24 am

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140 gail December 22, 2011 at 7:25 am

ginger sesame salad dressing is one i’d like to try

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141 gail December 22, 2011 at 7:26 am

voted for your fries

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142 gail December 22, 2011 at 7:27 am

pinned you on pinterest

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143 gail December 22, 2011 at 7:27 am

I would like to try this recipe : Spinach Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

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144 Cara December 22, 2011 at 7:28 am

I love apples on salads!

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145 dave December 22, 2011 at 7:32 am

Pumpkin pie popsicles is one of your recipes i’d like to try

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146 dave December 22, 2011 at 7:32 am

voted for your fries

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147 dave December 22, 2011 at 7:34 am

simply dressed pomegranite dressing sounds delicious!

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148 Bree December 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

Marla-This salad is gorgeous! Totally something I would make :)

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149 Angela December 22, 2011 at 8:51 am

Lovely salad! I adore dried or fresh figs in salad. We make lots of main dish salads with whatever we have on hand (chickpeas are a personal fave) and make simple dressings with citrus and olive oil.

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150 RG December 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

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151 RG December 22, 2011 at 11:10 am

I love bleu cheese dressing. Yum. Two nights per month we do a salad night where we just have a gianormous salad for dinner with all the toppings we can think of. This is a leap for my husband who was brought up with meat and potatoes, thinking corn was a vegetable and anything green is toxic. Thank you for the giveaway.

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152 RG December 22, 2011 at 11:11 am

I would go for the blue cheese, but have a friend who would like the ginger sesame.

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153 Lauren at Keep It Sweet December 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm

What a gorgeous salad, such a great way to get some healthy food in during the holidays!

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154 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} December 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm

It’s me again :) I’m with ya on healthy holiday eating. My husband brings home desserts from patients almost daily during the holidays. We appreciate it, but honestly I grosses me out. I’d much prefer this salad. I included it in today’s post of my favorite holiday recipes.

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155 Melissa T. December 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I like to put watermelon, feta, and candied pecans in my salad. I top it with a homemade orange balsamic vinaigrette.

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156 Melissa T. December 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I voted for your Thai Spiced French Fries to become the new Alexia Foods flavor.

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157 Melissa T. December 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I follow @MarlaMeridith on Twitter

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158 Melissa T. December 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I’d like to try to balsamic salad dressing.

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159 Melissa T. December 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I’d like to try your baked pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe.

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160 Melissa T. December 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm

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161 Jen at The Three Little Piglets December 22, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I’m a sucker for any salad with nuts, especially pistachios. I love a nice salty, toasty, crunchy bite in my salad!

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162 betty December 22, 2011 at 9:02 pm

it looks so good and easy! what a great combination!

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163 Phoebe December 23, 2011 at 6:54 am

I love a salad with mixed baby greens, crumbled gorgonzola, dried cherries, walnuts and very thinly sliced red onion – dressed very simply with oil & vinegar and salt & pepper

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164 Deliciously Organic December 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm

This looks like a wonderful, healthy, holiday salad. Love the addition of the pomegranate! Merry Christmas!

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165 Michelle (Health Food Lover) December 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Hi Marla,
That salad looks absolutely delicious! Yummo!

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166 sneige December 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Wow, so beautiful and festive! And such a flavoursome combination!
I love your photos and plates! A real feast!

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167 bridget {bake at 350} January 3, 2012 at 7:39 am

I know I’m too late for the giveaway, but that salad looks AMAZING!!! Oh, and the PLATES!!! They are SO sweet!

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168 Marla January 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Bridget, you will be seeing a lot of those plates come spring time! They are fun & cheery huh :)

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169 Kelley Worley June 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

I want to try this salad!!! Looks and sounds deeeelish!!!! :)

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170 Beverly November 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

This salad looks festive and fabulous.
Question? What is that beautiful bread in another picture shown with wedges of Blue Cheese? What brand or what recipe, PLEASE!

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171 Marla November 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Hi Beverly. That bread is from the Blvd restaurant at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire. You will need to contact them to find out more about it. Was very tasty!

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172 Denise Browning December 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Hi, Marla! Just to let you know this dish made the list of the 25 mouthwatering dishes from different blogs in From Brazil To You…

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