Apple, Walnut, and Mixed Greens Salad with Zinfandel-cranberry Vinaigrette
I got this recipe from Cooking Light. I would suggest either not putting in the onions or not putting in the shallots. They were extremely overpowering and stunk up my kitchen for a few days!
(serving size: about 1 1/3 cups salad and about 1 1/2 teaspoons walnuts)
Yield: 10 Ready in 45 minutes
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|1 cupsweetened dried cranberries; (such as Craisins)|
|3/4 cupApple juice|
|1/2 cupzinfandel; or other fruity dry red wine|
|1/2 cupcranberry juice cocktail|
|3 tablespoonsShallots; minced|
|1 1/2 tablespoonsFresh Lemon Juice|
|1/4 teaspoonBlack Pepper; freshly ground|
|1 tablespoonwalnut oil|
|10 cupgourmet salad greens|
|3 cupsGala apple; (about 2 apples), cubed|
|1 cupWalla Walla, or other sweet onion; (about 1 medium sized), sliced|
|1/3 cupwalnuts; toasted, coarsely chopped|
Apple, Walnut, and Mixed Greens Salad with Zinfandel-cranberry Vinaigrette Preparation
Combine cranberries and apple juice in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; let stand for 10 minutes. Drain cranberries; discard apple juice. Set cranberries aside.
Bring wine and cranberry juice to a boil in pan, and cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 8 minutes). Pour wine mixture into a medium bowl; add shallots, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk.
Combine cranberries, greens, apple, and onion in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts.
Tossing the cubed apples with lemon juice will help keep them from turning brown. If you prefer sharper onion flavor, use red onions instead of Walla Wallas.
CALORIES 140(28% from fat); FAT 4.4g (sat 0.4g,mono 0.7g,poly 2.8g); PROTEIN 2.7g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 58mg; SODIUM 146mg; FIBER 4.3g; IRON 1.7mg; CARBOHYDRATE 25.2g
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