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Apple Walnut Salad Recipe

Apple Walnut Salad Recipe

The pumpkin seeds and homemade dressing make this salad so special—and healthy, too. Add leftover turkey and you’ve got a main-dish salad. —Bjorg Martin, Noblesville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive or flaxseed oil
  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 6 slices sweet onion, quartered
  • 1 cup cubed Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the honey, vinegar and oil; set aside. Just before serving, place romaine and spinach in a large bowl; drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with toppings. Yield: 12 servings (2/3 cup dressing).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 227 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.