Winter Green Salad with Cranberries and Pistachios


This winter green salad has a pop of holiday color from the mixed greens, pistachios, and cranberries, complimented by the warm, sweet, zest of a pineapple-ginger vinaigrette.

Winter Green Salad Recipe with Kale, Baby Greens, Cranberries, Pistachios, and a Pineapple Vinaigrette (naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and paleo)This recipe for a winter green salad was shared with us by Dole. I was surprised to learn that they make so many salad blends in addition to all of their fruit products.

Special Diet Notes: Winter Green Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

For a paleo winter green salad, be sure to select cranberries that are sweetened only with honey, fruit juice, or other “paleo-approved” sweetener.

Winter Green Salad with Cranberries and Pistachios
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Serves: 4 servings
  1. Combine the greens, pears, red onion, cranberries and pistachios in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, pineapple juice, garlic and ginger. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad in the large bowl, and toss the salad to evenly coat.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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