Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Festive Salad

1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
3 tbsp butter (I sometimes use olive oil instead)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt

In a skillet, cook and stir walnuts in fat until toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in sugar, salt and pepper.

12 cups mixed salad greens
3/4 cup dried cranberries
4 oz feta cheese (or blue cheese if you prefer)

Place salad greens in a large salad dish. Sprinkle cranberries and feta cheese over salad greens.

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley
1/4 cup red onion
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp salt and pepper

Place dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor, cover, and process until smooth. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serves about 12.


Liz said...

deeelish! loved this salad!

Chef Jess said...

Thanks Liz! Sorry it took so long to post it, Enjoy!

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