One of the easiest ways you can give your salad a makeover is by adding dried fruit. I especially love dried cranberries because of their tart flavor and many health benefits!
Fun Facts About Cranberries:
- Scientists have shown that flavonoids give fruits, like cranberries, and vegetables most of their antioxidant properties and that a flavonoid-rich diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Drinking 8–16 oz. of 27% original, low- or no-calorie cranberry juice cocktail each day is recommended to maintain urinary tract health and prevent urinary tract infections.
- Dried cranberries are a good source of fiber with 2.3 grams per 40 gram serving (10% of the Daily Value)!
- One-quarter cup of dried cranberries is equal to ½ cup of fruit, according to MyPlate.
Yes, anybody can add dried cranberries to a salad, but the recipe for this dressing is amazing. Somehow boiling cranberries makes them even more delicious!
Special Thanks to the Cranberry Institute for sending me the dried cranberries, fun facts, and for sharing this amazing recipe! I was not compensated for this post. I just love cranberries because they make my heart happy. (In more ways than one!)