Apple-Feta Tossed Salad Recipe
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup walnut halves
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 5 cups torn romaine
- 5 cups torn red leaf lettuce
- 1 medium red apple, chopped
- 1 medium green apple, chopped
- 1/2 to 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the walnuts; sprinkle with sugar and pepper. Stir until well coated.
- Spread onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl,combine the romaine, red lettuce, apples and feta cheese; set aside. In a blender, combine the dressing ingredients; cover and process until blended. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sugared walnuts. Yield: 12 servings.
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As a previous reviewer noted, the original recipe as printed in the magazine called for 6 T. olive oil and only 2 T. vinegar. That would no doubt be the answer to those who found the dressing too tart. I was using the magazine recipe, but that sounded like too much oil to me. I used 3 T. olive oil and 4 T. vinegar. I substituted an equivalent amount of dried minced onion (about 2 tsp.) and dried minced garlic (about 1/2 tsp.) for the fresh, and I didn't use the blender ... just shook the dressing up in a jar. I prepared the dressing the day before so it softened up those dried ingredients, but even a half hour before would work.
I took the salad to a potluck and it went over very well. Those walnuts are soooo good! There were only a few tablespoons of salad left over. A keeper recipe. I think it would be great with Ginger Gold or Honey Crisp apples.
Just made this again! Family loves it. A good friend brought this to a potluck and I have been making it ever since. It is a keeper.
My family and I love this salad. I had copied it down from the Taste of Home magazine many years ago, and the recipe as I have it written calls for 2T white wine vinegar and 6T olive oil. Perhaps that's the fix for the person who thinks the dressing is too tart.
My grandmother made this salad several years ago and I LOVE it!! I have probably made it about a dozen or more times since then! I could probably eat this salad everyday! :)
Sorry, but we didn't like this dressing at all...far too tart for our tastes. To make it edible to us, I ended up cutting the vinegar by adding 2 T. olive oil and about an extra 3 T sugar.