|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||Michigan|
|Created by||Scott Rossen|
|Main ingredients||Salad 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. 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.