Before I tell you what’s in this candied walnut salad, let me tell you a tale of a Christmas party a couple of years ago. I was assigned to make salad for more than 100 people and this salad immediately came to mind.
Chop blue cheese or Gorgonzola very finely. You want crumbles, not chunks. If blue cheese absolutely gives you the ookies and you CANNOT handle the thought of it (the flavor in the salad will be very mild, I promise!), you can use another strong cheese like feta. But I really, really think you should use the real thing… 🙂
You guys have your work cut out for you, but Sara and I–we’ll be kicking back in our pajama pants with some hot cocoa because we are DONE cooking for December! That’s not entirely true–we’ll be around for the rest of the month, but all the recipes that we post will be easy, low-mess, low-fuss recipes to help you enjoy the craziest part of the holiday season.Print
- 2 heads leafy greens like Romaine lettuce, chopped
- 3/4 cup Craisins
- 2 sweet, crisp apples (like Honeycrisp), cored and diced
- About 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 ounces crumbled blue or Gorgonzola cheese
- 1 recipe Honey Red Wine Vinaigrette (linked below)
Prepare dressing (this can be done a few days in advance).
Place chopped lettuce in a large salad bowl. Set aside.
- Calories: 144kcal
- Sugar: 17g
- Sodium: 12mg
- Fat: 4g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 24g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 3g
- Cholesterol: 0