Salad with Cranberries & Feta (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Cool Foods)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Thank you to everyone who submitted a Fourth of July recipe. How fun! This week we’re talking cool food. Last summer I shared my version of Creamy Layers Gelatin, made with ice cream instead of Cool Whip.

This week has me leaning toward a favorite salad of mine that couldn’t be simpler to prepare. And it’s so good it’s almost addicting. I love salads because how easy and versatile they are. They are a fantastic meal for summertime when it’s just too hot to heat the oven. Need help to build a better salad? Read the basics to making a great salad and customize your salads to your tastes and pantry.

In the meantime, make this!

What’s a favorite cool recipe at your house?

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3. Above all, please stick to topic. Most weeks there is a theme; this week is Cool Recipes! Please stick to topic or you will be chopped.

Next week: Grilling, BBQ, Cooking Out, “Whatever-You-Call-It-When-You-Cook-Over-An-Open-Fire” Recipes

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  1. I love your salad!!! For some reason, I don’t make ‘fancy’ salads very often, it seems that none of my offspring appreciate the artistic flair of cooking! They just want the basics!

  2. My mom made a similar salad this weekend, but used blueberries instead of cranberries. I thought it sounded kinda funny, but it was really, really good!

  3. Yum! I love adding fruit to salads!

  4. Sounds great! I like the idea of adding the cranberries!
    Hope you are staying cool in Cali!

  5. Yum! Love salads in the summer as our main course.

  6. OOPS – My first link takes you to a chicken feet post. Sorry, popsicles are where I wanted you to go.

  7. Sorry – OOPS – My first link takes you to a chicken feet post. Sorry, popsicles are where I wanted you to go.

  8. Looking forward to some yummy summer recipes!

  9. We eat lots of salads in the summer. The trick to not getting bored is to add all of the fun stuff like you have in your salad.

    Thanks for the carnival.

  10. AllieZirkle says:

    1/4 what? Cup? Feta… 🙂

    sounds mighty tasty!!

  11. Cucumber Salad

    3 sliced cucumbers
    1 c sour cream
    2T lemon juice
    1t salt
    1t pepper

    Mix together sour cream, lemon juice, salt, pepper. Pour over cucumbers & toss. Chill overnight.

  12. Salads are SO good when made the right way. 🙂 I would eat your salad, that’s for sure!

  13. A recipe swap- how fun! Your salad looks delish.

    Just wanted to pop in and say thank you for offering such a great community for women to network in. I have just recently started following you, but by leaving comments on your site during the month of June, LifeAsMom has referred 28 new visitors to my site!

    You can read more about it here:

    Have an awesome July!

  14. My garden is going crazy with greens right now, so this is the perfect week for all of these great salad recipes. Your slad looks great and I have everything,b ut the feta cheese. I think I will try substituting whatever cheese I find in the fridge and make this for lunch today.

  15. That sounds yummy! Gorgonzola would also be amazing in place of the feta — it is soooo good with balsalmic and cranberries.

  16. Oh yum!!

  17. sounds great I love summer salads and this one seems light and a bit fancy but easy

  18. I love dried cranberries in salad! And balsamic dressing. And feta. In short, I really like your salad:) I also love strawberries in salad, esp with romaine lettuce… delish!

  19. This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it.

  20. I’m going to put that salad on my rotation- yum!

  21. This salad recipe makes me want chicken salad (strangely enough). I think it’s the cranberries…because Subway’s new chicken salad has cranberries.

    Yep, I think chicken salad will be on the menu for this weekend! Mmmmmm…

  22. The salad looks yummy!

  23. 1/4 what of feta?
    1/4 of a container?
    It just says 1/4 crumbled feta. Huh?

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