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Festive Tossed Salad with Walnuts Recipe

Festive Tossed Salad with Walnuts Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 209 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein

Reviews for Festive Tossed Salad with Walnuts

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shortiegrace
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

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

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shell7293
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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shell7293
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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dmaier
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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vikki1413
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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