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Apple-Feta Tossed Salad Recipe

Apple-Feta Tossed Salad Recipe

A friend of mine shared this recipe with me after I raved about the delightful salad at dinner. I have served it for years now, and no matter where i take it, I have to bring along copies of the recipe to hand out. -Marlene Clark Apple Valley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • DRESSING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 1. In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the walnuts; sprinkle with sugar and pepper. Stir until well coated.
  • 2. Spread onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 110 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.