Michigan salad
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A Michigan salad with grilled shrimp
Place of originUnited States
Region or stateMichigan
Created byScott Rossen
Main ingredientsSalad greens, dried cherries or cranberries, blue cheese, vinaigrette; sometimes walnuts or pecans

A Michigan salad is a type of green salad popular at restaurants in the Detroit area and other parts of Michigan. It is typically topped with dried cherries, blue cheese, and a vinaigrette dressing.[1] Some recipes use dried cranberries instead of cherries, add other kinds of fruit such as apple or mandarin orange, omit or substitute the blue cheese, and/or add walnuts or pecans.

In Western Michigan, a Michigan salad might include grapes, sliced apples, and walnuts or pecans. It often will have a mayonnaise and mustard based dressing, rather than a vinaigrette.

See also

Waldorf salad


  1. ^ Fisher, Theresa (February 17, 2015). "Here's What Salad Looks Like Across America". Mic. Retrieved August 25, 2018.