Presenter:  Becky

Introduction:

I love salad and for some reason I always think salads out taste better than the salads I make.  Well, I wanted to change that mentality so I took all the flavors I loved in various salads and put them together in one salad. For instance, I always like homemade dressings better than store bought. 

I call this Everyday Salad because I could really eat it every day!

Resources:

Procurements:

Candied Walnuts

  • vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 2 c. walnut halves
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt

Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T. chopped shallots
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil

Salad

  • 3 c. spring mix salad greens
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/2 c. (2 ounces) Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple, cored, peeled, and cut into small dice
  • 1/2 Gala apple, cored, peeled, and cut into small dice
  • 1/2 t. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. Craisins (any flavor you like)

Ingred

Operating Procedures:

Walnuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray rimmed baking sheet with non stick spray or line with a Silpat sheet.

Begin by boiling/blanching walnuts for 3-5 minutes.  Then drain and immediately mix in the sugar.  Pour onto prepared baking sheet, in a singe layer, and bake for 5-7 minutes until golden brown.  Remove from oven and cool completely.  When cooled, break into small chunks.

Vinaigrette

Put all ingredients, except olive oil, in the blender jar.  Mix for 15-20 seconds to puree ingredients.  Then slowly pour in olive oil through top of blender to emulsify.

Salad

Peel, core, and dice apples.  Pour lemon juice over apples and set aside.  Thinly slice red onion.  Put all salad ingredients, except cheese into a large bowl.  Toss with vinaigrette, then top with walnuts and cheese.

 Proposals:

Serve with grilled chicken for a complete meal!

Closing Remarks:

I often leave the cheese on the side because some people don’t like any form of blue cheese (although I simply don’t understand it!)

Everyday Salad
A simple and delicious salad that can be served with anything!
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Ingredients
  1. Candied Walnuts
  2. •vegetable oil cooking spray
  3. •2 c. walnut halves
  4. •1/2 c. sugar
  5. •1/2 t. salt
  6. Vinaigrette
  7. •1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  8. •1 T. chopped shallots
  9. •2 T. honey
  10. •1 T. Dijon mustard
  11. •1/4 to 1/2 t. salt
  12. •1/4 t. pepper
  13. •1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  14. Salad
  15. •3 c. spring mix salad greens
  16. •1 small red onion thinly sliced
  17. •1 t. kosher salt
  18. •1/2 t. pepper
  19. •1/2 c. (2 ounces) Gorgonzola cheese
  20. •1/2 Granny Smith apple, cored, peeled, and cut into small dice
  21. •1/2 Gala apple, cored, peeled, and cut into small dice
  22. •1/2 t. fresh lemon juice
  23. •1/2 c. Craisins (any flavor you like)
Instructions
  1. Walnuts
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Spray rimmed baking sheet with non stick spray or line with a Silpat sheet.
  4. Begin by boiling/blanching walnuts for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Then drain and immediately mix in the sugar.
  6. Pour onto prepared baking sheet, in a singe layer, and bake for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  7. When cooled, break into small chunks.
  8. Vinaigrette
  9. Put all ingredients, except olive oil, in the blender jar.
  10. Mix for 15-20 seconds to puree ingredients.
  11. Then slowly pour in olive oil through top of blender to emulsify.
  12. Salad
  13. Peel, core, and dice apples.
  14. Pour lemon juice over apples and set aside.
  15. Thinly slice red onion.
  16. Put all salad ingredients, except cheese into a large bowl.
  17. Toss with vinaigrette, then top with walnuts and cheese.
Notes
  1. Serve this with a grilled protein and you have a perfect, light, complete meal!
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