Green Salad with Onion Dressing Recipe
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Green Salad with Onion Dressing Recipe

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This is such an elegant salad. It will dress up any table. The caramelized onion in the dressing tastes fantastic. It's never failed to be a hit whenever I've served it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 164 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Place onion in a baking dish. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with sugar. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30 minutes. Turn and bake 25-30 minutes longer, stirring several times, until the onion is tender and lightly browned. Cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Place onion in a blender or food processor; add broth, vinegar, salt and remaining oil. Cover and process until smooth (mixture will be thick). Chill.
  3. Just before serving, toss greens, walnuts, red onion and dressing in a large salad bowl. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Green Salad with Onion Dressing in Country October/November 1998, p51

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