This was very good! I did change a few things; the first time I made it I forgot to add the raspberry vinegar but everyone liked it just fine without. I also substituted strawberries for the raspberries and everyone loved that. Family liked it so much they asked me to make it 2 days later when the grandparents came into town =)
Raspberry and Candied Walnut Salad
This inventive salad is loaded with surprises, including raspberries, candied walnuts, and feta cheese. Serve with steak or chicken.
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 211
- Calories from fat: 64%
- Protein: 5.7g
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated fat: 5.2g
- Carbohydrate: 16g
- Fiber: 1.6g
- Sodium: 330mg
- Cholesterol: 26mg
- Salad oil
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup walnut halves or large pieces
- 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper
- 3 quarts (3/4 lb.) butter lettuce, leaf lettuce, or salad mix (1 kind or a combination), rinsed, crisped, and torn into bite-size pieces
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup raspberries, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup (8 oz.) crumbled feta cheese
- 1. Lay a 10- to 12-inch-long sheet of foil on a heatproof surface and rub lightly with oil.
- 2. In an 8- to 10-inch frying pan over medium-high heat, combine sugar and walnuts. Shake and tilt pan often until sugar is melted and amber-colored and until nuts are coated, 4 to 5 minutes total. At once pour walnut candy onto foil. Let candy cool until hard, 12 to 15 minutes. Discard foil; break candy into chunks, put in a heavy plastic food bag, and hit gently with a flat mallet to break into small pieces. If making ahead, store airtight up to 2 days.
- 3. In a wide shallow bowl, whisk vinegar with oil, honey, mayonnaise, and pepper.
- 4. Add lettuce, onion, raspberries, cheese, and walnut candy. Mix and season to taste with salt.
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