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  • 3 cups - baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 3 cups - romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
  • 2 strips - thick cut bacon, cooked, chopped
  • 1 - granny smith apple, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 1/3 cups - dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cups - glazed walnuts, instructions below
  • 1/3 cups - crumbled blue cheese
  • - salt and pepper
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 - medium shallot, finely chopped, about 1 teaspoon
  • 1/4 cups - olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons - apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoons - dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoons - honey
  • Quick Glazed Walnuts
  • 1 cups - shelled walnuts
  • 1/4 cups - light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons - water
  • 1/8 teaspoons - salt
  • Directions:

    For dressing, whisk the chopped shallot, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard and honey together in a small bowl and set aside.

    Combine the spinach, romaine, bacon, apple, dried cranberries and glazed walnuts in a large salad bowl. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Whisk the dressing again, pour over the salad and toss to combine. Add the blue cheese and a little extra cracked black pepper and toss again. Serve immediately.

    For glazed walnuts: In a microwave-safe bowl combine brown sugar, water, and salt; stir to combine. Add walnuts and stir to coat. Microwave on high for 2-1/2 minutes; stir and return to microwave for 15 second intervals until the sugar develops a thick, taffy-like consistency. Be careful not to overcook. Transfer nuts to a parchment lined plate to cool, separating them as best you can; be careful - they will be very hot!

    Brief Description

    This chopped salad is chock full of delicious treats including dried cranberries and candied walnuts, a wonderful choice for a late dinner if wanting something light.

    Main Ingredient:

    lettuce and spinach

    Category:  Salads

    Cuisine:  Italian

    Prep Time: 20 min


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    Posted On:

    January 6, 2013

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