Eat Michigan Salad

Eat Michigan Salad

Saveur 149

"I live in Buckeye country, that's the land of Ohio State University football to the rest of you. We love to tailgate and watch the Bowl games, and are always trying to come up with clever things to do to our biggest rivals up north, the Michigan Wolverines. The cherries and maple in this wonderful salad inspired the name. Enjoy!"


30 m servings 276 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 173 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In the container of a blender, combine the mayonnaise, maple syrup, vinegar, and sugar. Cover and blend on low speed. Gradually pour in the vegetable oil while mixing until fully incorporated. Taste and season accordingly with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, cherries, apples, goat cheese and candied pecans. Toss with just enough of the dressing to coat, then serve with the remaining dressing on the side.
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  1. 71 Ratings


Hi, everyone! Wow am I surprised to see this! Sent in 2005. Anyway , hope you enjoy. I use 3 bags of butter lettuce, the prepared, prewashed type. Make the dressing the night before if you ...

I LOVE this salad!!! I've made it many times and always forget to review it... I ususally use feta and slivered almonds. I've subbed craisins for the dried cherries and it's still good, but the ...

I've never written a review before but have used hundreds of allrecipes recipes. I feel I have to review this one. I was looking for something OTHER than a salad with strawberries (only becaus...

I made this salad for the MI vs MI State Game 11/07 . It was a huge hit ! I tweaked it due to time constaints and used olive oil and wine vinegar..threw everything in and bought a sm. bag of alr...

Easy, tasted great, as long as you don't mind a bit of sweetness. I used romaine as well as butter, and it lasted longer with dressing on it. I only needed 1/2 recipe of dressing to serve a bi...

I made this salad as one of the dished for my best friends baby was a hit! Since then I have made it for two other dinner parties and have gotten rave reviews. I use the "sugar co...

The only thing I did differently was to use a bag of 1/2 spinach 1/2 field greens. Made for a shower and everyone loved it. I rarely follow the recipes on this site 100% and rarely give 5 stars ...

Perfect fall salad. Makes lots more dressing than you need for the salad. I left out the teaspoon of sugar and it was still plenty sweet. Go Michigan State-beat Ohio State and Michigan! Made th...

The dressing is fabulous, definitely a new favorite! I love the dried cherries and goat cheese together! I tweaked it just to lower the calories. Only used 1/4 cup oil and subbed 1/4 cup water...