Layered Cranberry Salad

Give your holiday salad a twist by making Layered Cranberry Salad. Now it is easy to jazz up a can of jellied cranberry sauce by layering with fresh mandarin orange segments, goat cheese, pistachios and black pepper to make this spectacular salad.

Layered Cranberry Salad

Layered Cranberry Salad from Holley Grainger

The best part of this “recipe” is that you can adjust the quantities based on your needs. The bright colors from the cranberry sauce, oranges, and pistachios offer a tasty and delicious


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Layered Cranberry Salad from Holley Grainger

Layered Cranberry Salad from Holley Grainger

Layered Cranberry Salad

  • Author: Holley Grainger
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 14-ounce can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 12 cups mandarin orange segments
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios


  1. Slice cranberry sauce into 1/4-inch thick round slices. Layer cranberry sauce slices, mandarin orange segments, goat cheese and pistachios. Top with freshly ground cracked black pepper. Serve immediately.