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Dried Cherry, Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 15 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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15 minutes and two steps is all you need to make this nutty salad greens and dried fruits salad. Put it together with a zesty creamy dressing - a delightful meal.

Dressing

1
tablespoon white wine vinegar
2
teaspoons mayonnaise
1/2
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
3
tablespoons oil

Salad

1
(10-oz.) pkg. romaine and leaf lettuce salad greens (4 cups)
1/2
cup dried cherries
2
oz. (1/2 cup) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/2
cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Steps

  • 1 In small bowl, combine vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper; beat well with wire whisk. Slowly beat in oil until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 Just before serving, in large bowl, toss lettuce with dressing. Divide evenly onto salad plates. Sprinkle each with cherries, cheese and walnuts.

Expert Tips

Another creamy blue cheese can be used in place of the Gorgonzola in this salad. Try Dunablu, Roquefort or Stilton.

Try champagne, red wine or raspberry vinegar in place of the white wine vinegar.

The Dijon mustard and mayonnaise hold together, or emulsify, the vinegar and oil. An emulsified vinaigrette means that instead of biting into a piece of romaine that tastes strongly of vinegar and another that only tastes of oil, the flavors are blended correctly on each leaf.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
370mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Protein
7g
7%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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