Saturday, February 12, 2011

Green Salad w/spiced walnuts

I found this salad recipe in All You Magazine, and it looked so good! Normally I'm not a fan of nuts, but they were good in this recipe.

Green Salad with Spiced Walnuts


2 tsp. sugar

1 tsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cumin

1 cup shelled walnut halves, toasted


3 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tsp grated orange zest

2 tbsp orange juice

salt and pepper

1 large head or 2 small heads of red leaf lettuce (I just had romaine, so I used that)

2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced

salt and pepper

Make walnuts: Whisk sugar, olive oil, 2 tbsp water, salt, cinnamon and cumin in a skillet. Add walnuts and toss to coat. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until nuts are crisp and slightly glazed; about two minutes.

Make salad: Whisk olive oil, vinegar, orange zest and juice in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Tear lettuce into large pieces and pile on top. Add celery and apple; toss. Top with walnuts and serve.

If you'd like, you could just add the walnuts without making them spicy. You might want to try them spicy, though. The ingredients sound a bit weird, but they make the walnuts have an interesting taste. Even Handy Boy liked them!

Also, the dressing is hard to see in the photo, since it's so light-colored. It's a nice, light, sweet salad dressing.


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