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Gorgonzola and Toasted Walnut Salad

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Entertaining? Make a restaurant-inspired salad. It's quick, easy and delicious.

Ingredients

Dressing

2/3
cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/3
cup olive oil
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
clove garlic
1/8
teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

Salad

8
cups ready-to-eat salad greens (any variety)
1/2
cup crumbled Gorgonzola or Roquefort cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup 1/2-inch pieces fresh chives

Steps

  • 1 To toast walnuts, cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until fragrant and golden brown. Remove walnuts from skillets and spread on plate to cool slightly.
  • 2 In blender or food processor, place 1/3 cup toasted walnuts and remaining dressing ingredients. Cover and blend on high speed about 1 minute or until smooth.
  • 3 In large bowl, toss remaining 1/3 cup toasted walnuts and salad ingredients. Pour dressing over salad mixture; toss gently until salad is evenly coated.
  • 1 To toast walnuts, cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until fragrant and golden brown. Remove walnuts from skillets and spread on plate to cool slightly.
  • 2 In blender or food processor, place 1/3 cup toasted walnuts and remaining dressing ingredients. Cover and blend on high speed about 1 minute or until smooth.
  • 3 In large bowl, toss remaining 1/3 cup toasted walnuts and salad ingredients. Pour dressing over salad mixture; toss gently until salad is evenly coated.

Expert Tips

To get more life out of your lettuce, wrap separated leaves in paper towels and place in a plastic bag. Then squeeze as much air as possible from the bag before refrigerating.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
3g
10%
Sugars
2g
2%
Protein
5g
5%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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