Gorgonzola and Toasted Walnut Salad

Entertaining? Make a restaurant-inspired salad. It's quick, easy and delicious.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    250
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    240mg
    240%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    5g
    5%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    50%;
    Vitamin C
    30%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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