Soaking dried cranberries in Port wine brings a unique layer of flavor to this New Orleans themed salad. Louisiana Sunburst salad is a recipe made famous by the Palace Cafe in New Orleans.


For the Salad: - Dried cranberries - Ruby port wine - Salad Greens - Almonds - Stilton cheese For the Vinaigrette: - Vegetable oil - Raspberry vinegar - Water - Tabasco sauce

There's a lot of special flavors in this salad, but the port poached cranberries are a stand out.

Soak the cranberries. Place the dried cranberries in a small bowl. Cover with the port wine, cover with plastic wrap and let them soak overnight in the refrigerator.


Toast the Almonds. When you’re ready to prepare the salad. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scatter almonds on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake them 5 – 7 minutes.


Build that salad. Place the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a large wooden salad bowl. Using a whisk, briskly mix together until the salad dressing is emulsified.


Add the greens to the salad bowl and with tongs, mix well to coat the greens with the dressing.


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