Apple Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette Recipe
This salad contains lots of greens and sliced Red Delicious apples with a sprinkling of toasted almonds. But the dressing is a bit fancier. Cranberries, onions, sugar, and mustard are pureed in the blender with balsamic vinegar and oil, then added to the salad so that it perfectly coats every leaf of lettuce and slice of apple.
Salad greens, pears, walnuts and gorgonzola are tossed in a cranberry dressing in this beautiful seasonal salad. Serve as the first course to a Thanksgiving meal.
Mixed greens, toasted almonds, red onion, and crumbled blue cheese are tossed in a quick, tangy cranberry dressing for an impressive and easy salad!
5 stars for the salad but only 2 for the dressing. I must have made the dressing incorrectly because others seemed to have loved it. Even though I used 1/3 C onion, it came out super thick and didn't look very appetizing. Next time, I think I will just run the cranberries through the processor and then wisk the rest of the ingredients by hand. The salad on the other hand, was fabulous! I coated the walnuts in a cinnamon sugar glaze (approx. 1/4 sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 T water) and then toasted them. This really created depth to the walnuts. I'm usually not a fan of walnuts, but I couldn't stop munching on these! I also threw in a handful of dried cranberries and topped with feta.
Delicious and open to lots of adjustments... I used less red onion and more (1/2 cup) cranberries as suggested by earlier reviews and pecans because I didn't have the walnuts. I also only made a small amount of salad and am saving the dressing for more later... absolutely delicious!!
I love the combination of fruit and nuts in a salad and wanted to use some apples up. Our neighbors invited us over for dinner aand said they were having pork so I thought this would be a perfect combination. It was a big hit. I forgot the onion though! Added dried cherries. Would add blue or gorgonzola cheese next time.
Very good. I caramalized the walnuts for extra flavour. Big hit at christmas party. I also used an assortment of apples. Serve with herbed feta or blue cheese for variety. The dressing is amazing!
This simple strawberry vinaigrette is made with pureed strawberries, honey, cider vinegar, and olive oil.