Gorgonzola and Toasted Walnut Salad

Add a delicious salad to your family's dinner! Serve this tasty walnut, chives and salad greens that can be ready in 25 minutes.

Yield

6 servings

Dressing Ingredients

2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1/8 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper

Salad Ingredients

8 cups ready-to-eat salad greens (any variety)
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or Roquefort cheese (2 ounce)
1/2 cup 1/2-inch pieces fresh chives

Directions

To toast walnuts, cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until fragrant and golden brown. Remove walnuts from skillets and spread on plate to cool slightly.

In blender or food processor, place 1/3 cup toasted walnuts and remaining dressing ingredients. Cover and blend on high speed about 1 minute or until smooth.

In large bowl, toss remaining 1/3 cup toasted walnuts and salad ingredients. Pour dressing over salad mixture; toss gently until salad is evenly coated.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 25 minutes

Additional Information

To get more life out of your own lettuce, wrap separated leaves in paper towels and place in a plastic bag. Then squeeze as much air as possible from the bag before refrigerating.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 210), Total Fat 23 g (Saturated Fat 4 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 240 mg ; Total Carbohydrate 5 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 2 g), Protein 5 g; Exchanges: 1 Vegetable; 4 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

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