Thursday, December 15, 2011

Candied Walnut Salad

This Salad is another favorite.  My cute sister in law made if for Thanksgiving a few years back and it is my favorite. (the image below shows pears, but she used strawberries and it was excellent)
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Candied Walnut Salad
½ c walnut halves
¼ c. sugar
3 c. mixed greens
½ c. dried cranberries
½ c. crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 tbsp raspberry vinaigrette
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
*Optional: Pears, Raspberries or Sliced Strawberries

Candied walnuts: Place walnuts and sugar in a skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves into a light brown liquid and coats the walnuts. Remove walnuts from skillet, and spread them out on a sheet of aluminum foil to cool.

Salad: Place in a large salad bowl the mixed greens, cranberries, cheese, vinaigrette, vinegar, and olive oil. Toss gently; add candied walnuts, and toss again.

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