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Apple-Feta Tossed Salad

A friend of mine shared this recipe with me after I raved about the delightful salad at dinner. I have served it for years now, and no matter where i take it, I have to bring along copies of the recipe to hand out. -Marlene Clark Apple Valley, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • SALAD:
  • 5 cups torn romaine
  • 5 cups torn red leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium green apple, chopped
  • 1 medium red apple, chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat; stir in sugar and pepper. Add walnuts; toss to coat. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Place dressing ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. Place salad ingredients in a large bowl; toss with dressing. Top with walnuts. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 191 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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