Easy Cranberry Salad

This easy three ingredient cranberry salad is full of flavor, so easy and delicious! You won’t believe how simple it is.

If you love cooking with cranberries, you will love our Crock Pot Cranberry Pork. It’s only 4 ingredients and a wonderful dish. Don’t forget the mashed potatoes!

❤️WHY WE LOVE IT

This easy cranberry salad has only 3 ingredients! When we say it’s easy, we mean it. You’re going to take canned cranberry sauce, canned mandarin oranges, and chopped walnuts and mix them together. That’s it! It’s just a simple dish that packs a ton of flavor and looks beautiful on the table. This recipe is a must for your Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas holiday meal. It also makes the perfect dish to take to a potluck or gathering. It always receives rave reviews:

“I found this recipe on your site years ago. I serve it every year for Thanksgiving. My family even ask “you’re making that cranberry orange stuff, right?” It’s a must.” – Laura

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🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce (in a can)
  • Mandarin oranges, drained
  • Chopped walnuts (can use pecans)

🥣HOW TO MAKE

This dish is so easy, you won’t believe it!

Step 1: Mix all ingredients together. (That’s it!😉)

EXPERT TIP

If you are making this a day ahead of time, keep it in the refrigerator until it is ready to serve. There will be juice from the cranberry sauce that must be drained. I wouldn’t add the nuts till you serve them.

RECIPE VARIATIONS

You can easily add to this salad to fit your taste! Feel free to add:

  • Pineapple Chunks, which is delicious with cranberry.
  • Coconut is always good with this type of salad.
  • Apples would be delicious too.
  • Different types of nuts

“It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving or Christmas without this on the table. I always have to double the recipe because we all love it and want to make sure we have extra for leftovers the next day!” – Mary ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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WHAT TO SERVE IT WITH:

Of course, this dish is excellent for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s so good with our conbread dressing or really any of our Thanksgiving sides. We also love it with our crockpot roast beef. Even when we make our Non-Traditional Thanksgiving dinner, we always serve this cranberry salad.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Should this be chilled before serving?

No, you don’t have to chill it before serving it.

Can I use fresh cranberries?

Yes, you would just need to cook them first to make the cranberry sauce and then mix in the oranges and nuts.

STORING CRANBERRY SALAD

You can keep this in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Just remember that the cranberry sauce will create juice as it sits, so when you serve it, drain the juice and give a good stir.

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SERVING SIZE

This recipe will serve 8 but you can easily double or triple this dish.

Cranberry Salad

Leigh Walkup

Easy Three Ingredient Cranberry Salad! This one is a winner and is always on out table at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 0 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

Course Salad

Cuisine American

  • 2 15 ounce cans whole cranberries in sauce
  • 2 14 ounce cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

This is WHOLE berry cranberry sauce that comes in a can, not the jellied cranberry sauce. 

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