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Festive Tossed Salad with Walnuts Recipe
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Festive Tossed Salad with Walnuts Recipe

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This is a delightful salad that has a wonderful blend of flavors. It has a crunchy texture and looks good, too, with its variety of colors.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 209 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a skillet, cook and stir walnuts in butter until toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the sugar, pepper and salt.
  2. In a salad bowl, toss the greens, cranberries, cheese and walnuts.
  3. Place the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth.
  4. Drizzle desired amount over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftover dressing. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Festive Tossed Salad in Country December/January 2001, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 209 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 210 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

This was delightful. Sever it at a hospitality room. They thought it was wonderful.

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

Whoops - meant to add that I have used blue cheese in place of the feta and it was equally as good! Also, do not skip toasting the walnuts - this is what makes this recipe so good.

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

I wish I could give this recipe 6 stars - it is HANDS DOWN the best salad recipe I have ever made. I have lost track of the amount of times I have been asked for the recipe.

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

My Christmas menu also includes this salad. It is the most requested item! I make a double batch and there is NEVER any left.

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

This is my husband most favorite salad. He is always asking for it. I double the dressing recipe. He can't get enough of it. Thanks for such a good recipe.

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