You can add nuts to your salad as well, or any kind of protein. Leftovers of this crunchy delicious cranberry salad would taste great over vanilla ice cream for dessert. You can prepare this salad in advance and have it for the next three or four days. All you need to do is refrigerate it well and you are good to go! This can also be a viable option for an easy weeknight meal during winters. While it is always preferable to use fresh cranberries (as they are a healthier option), you can make use of frozen/dry cranberries as well. They give the salad a chewy and tangy flavor.