What Are Some Recipes for Salads Using Toasted Walnuts?

What Are Some Recipes for Salads Using Toasted Walnuts?

What Are Some Recipes for Salads Using Toasted Walnuts?

Recipes for salads using toasted walnuts include chopped apple salad with toasted walnuts, blue cheese and pomegranate vinaigrette, and a winter salad with toasted walnuts. Both recipes include a homemade dressing. Chopped apple serves eight, whereas winter salad serves four.

To prepare chopped apple salad, combine 6 chopped apples, 2 cups baby spinach, 2 heads sliced endive, 1 cup toasted walnuts and 3/4 pound crumbled blue cheese. To make the vinaigrette dressing, whisk 1/4 cup pomegranate molasses, 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon honey, and salt and pepper to taste. Add 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil and whisk. Pour desired amount over salad.

To make winter salad with toasted walnuts, create the walnut vinaigrette dressing by combining 1 sliced shallot, 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let stand for five minutes, add 1/4 cup walnut oil and whisk. Toast 1/4 cup chopped walnuts in a dry skillet over low heat for two to three minutes, stirring constantly, and place on a cool plate. Combine 4 cups mixed salad greens with 1 Belgian endive, 1 sliced fennel bulb and 2 cups white mushrooms. Pour dressing on salad, toss, sprinkle walnuts over the top and serve.