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Annette's Sonoma Salad with Carmelized French Walnuts

Recipe Date:
September 21, 2018
Cook Time:
00:20:00
Difficulty:
Easy
Measurements:
Imperial (US)
By: Annette McDonnell
Ingredients
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 cups walnut halves
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 tbsps salt
  • Spring mix or favorite lettice mix
  • 1 sliced green apple
  • 3 chopped green onion
  • 3/4 cup crumbled Gongonzola Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Caramelized French walnuts, add to salad and enjoy
Directions


Dressing

½ bunch cilantro
1 ½ cup rice vinegar
½ cup salad oil
½ to ¾ cup white sugar
Blend in a blender until smooth

Caramelized French Walnuts

4 cups walnut halves
1 cup white sugar
4 tablespoon salt
Place into Microwaveable container. Fill container with enough water to cover nuts. Cover container with microwave safe dish. Microwave for 10 minutes. Drain off water.
On a large baking sheet sprayed with Pam, place nuts in a single layer on sheet. Sprinkle 1 ½ cup of sugar over nuts & 2 to 3 tablespoons salt. Bake at 350 for 5 min (outside nuts will cook fast). Turn nuts on sheet and cook another 5 minutes or until nice and golden. Allow to cool break up clusters.

Salad

Spring mix or favorite lettuce mix
1 sliced green apple
3 chopped green onion
3/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
¼ cup Caramelized French Walnuts, add to salad and enjoy

Instructions

Mix the above ingredients together, toss with dressing and serve with the amazing Paradise Ridge Brides Blush Rose.