This salad is a little different.  It is still a green salad but we added cheddar, cranberries, and walnuts.  It was magnificent with a cranberry vinaigrette.

This recipe is sized to serve four.  You may adjust quantities of ingredients to suit your preferences.



1 bag of prepared salad greens, 8 to 10 ounces
2 crisp eating apples, washed, cored, and sliced but not peeled (we used honey crisp)
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (glazing is optional)
1/2 cup grated cheddar
Dressing of your choice.  A vinaigrette works nicely.


  1. Divide the greens into four bowls or onto four salad plates.
  2. Arrange the apple slices on top of the greens.
  3. Lay several slices of red pepper over the pears.
  4. Sprinkle with nuts and cheese.  Drizzle with dressing and serve.

Note:  It is easy to glaze the walnuts.  See how to glaze nuts here.

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