"Newk's Favorite" Salad By Michelle

3 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 25 minutes

I absolutely love the "Newk's Favorite" salad at Newk's Cafe! So much so, that I tend to order this same salad every time I go, and was determined to make a close home version of it, so that I could have it whenever I like. Here is my version.


2 heads Romaine lettuce; chopped
2 Chicken breasts
4 ounce Gorgonzola cheese; crumbled
0.75 cup Dried cranberries
1.5 cup Red grapes; halved
0.75 cup Artichoke hearts; chopped
0.75 cup Pecans; toasted
1 cup Croutons
1 -- Sherry Vinaigrette --
1/3 cup Sherry vinegar
1 clove Garlic
1 teaspoon Dried basil
1 teaspoon Dried oregano
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
0.5 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



To make sherry vinaigrette: Pour first 5 vinagrette ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. using the smaller blender opening, slowly add the oil and blend until smooth. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed, according to your taste.

Lightly season chicken breasts with olive oil, salt and pepper & then grill your chicken breasts until cooked throughout, but still juicy. Set aside to cool, and then slice.

Prepare salad by adding lettuce, chicken breast, gorgonzola, cranberries, grapes, artichokes, pecans and croutons to a large salad bowl. Slowly add just enough vinaigrette to lightly coat the salad and then toss. Serve salad with additional vinaigrette on the side for those who like more dressing.

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I made this without artichokes (honestly couldn't get the jar open), but I'm not sure I would have like the chokes in the recipe. The grapes are $4/pound around here so I substituted a granny smith...will try again with grapes. The dressing is very good (added extra vinegar). Great salad really.
jbooshey 2m ago

Even my kids like this salad!!
heidischraderhart 3y ago

cant wait to make this it has all my fav salad ingredients, yum, thanks for sharing, CCheryl
CCheryl 5y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
CookingPassion 6y ago

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