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Green Salad with Onion Dressing

This is such an elegant salad. It will dress up any table. The caramelized onion in the dressing tastes fantastic. It's never failed to be a hit whenever I've served it.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion


  • Place onion in a baking dish. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with sugar. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30 minutes. Turn and bake 25-30 minutes longer, stirring several times, until the onion is tender and lightly browned. Cool for 30 minutes.
  • Place onion in a blender or food processor; add broth, vinegar, salt and remaining oil. Cover and process until smooth (mixture will be thick). Chill.
  • Just before serving, toss greens, walnuts, red onion and dressing in a large salad bowl.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 164 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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