Cran-Apple Salad with Ruby Red Kraut

This salad brings classic winter flavors together into a hearty, fresh side dish that is the perfect accompaniment to rich entrees. Some of our favorite antioxidant-rich food make appearances, like a generous serving of fresh cranberries and tart Granny Smith apples. The bright taste of our Ruby Red Kraut approximates vinegar in a traditional salad dressing, so we don't usually dress the greens before serving, but you may want to add a drizzle of your favorite vinaigrette. 

  • 1 cup Firefly Kitchens Ruby Red Kraut
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 crisp apple (Granny Smith) , peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds or hazelnuts, lightly toasted
  • 3 cups mixed greens

Pulse cranberries and sugar in a food processor to a coarse grind. Set aside for approximately four hours (until sugar is completely dissolved). Toss cranberry mixture with apples and Ruby Red Kraut. Serve mounded on a bed of mixed greens and top with toasted almonds. 

Each ingredient brings vibrant color to the prep table.

Each ingredient brings vibrant color to the prep table.

The salad is ready to top a bed of tender winter greens.

The salad is ready to top a bed of tender winter greens.