Apple, Walnut, and Mixed Greens Salad with Zinfandel-cranberry Vinaigrette - BigOven 164357

Apple, Walnut, and Mixed Greens Salad with Zinfandel-cranberry Vinaigrette

Ready in 45 minutes
3 review(s) averaging 4. 100% would make again

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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)

"I'm verily addicted to salads and dressings so I made a bunch from here over the past few days and WOW this is the very best one! I'm NEVER gonna be without it in my refrigerator!"

- KendraCooks

Ingredients

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1 cup sweetened dried cranberries; (such as Craisins)
3/4 cup Apple juice
1/2 cup zinfandel; or other fruity dry red wine
1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail
3 tablespoons Shallots; minced
1 1/2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper; freshly ground
1 tablespoon walnut oil
10 cup gourmet salad greens
3 cups Gala apple; (about 2 apples), cubed
1 cup Walla Walla, or other sweet onion; (about 1 medium sized), sliced
1/3 cup walnuts; toasted, coarsely chopped

Original recipe makes 10

Servings  

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.

Notes

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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Yummy!!!! photo by JohnsonMom JohnsonMom

photo by frogn frogn

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I'm verily addicted to salads and dressings so I made a bunch from here over the past few days and WOW this is the very best one! I'm NEVER gonna be without it in my refrigerator!
KendraCooks 1 year ago
Very good
irishrutter 1 year ago
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 [I posted this recipe.]
frogn 6 years ago
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