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Candied Walnut, Pear, and Leafy Green Salad



Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups torn green leaf lettuce
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 4 cups chopped radicchio
  • 1 ripe red Anjou pear, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup craisins

Directions:

  1. Place sugar in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring gently as needed to dissolve sugar evenly (about 1 minute). Continue cooking 1 minute or until golden (do not stir). Remove from heat; carefully stir in nuts to coat evenly.
  2. Spread nuts on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; separate nuts quickly. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside until cool; break into small pieces.
  3. Combine vinegar and mustard, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  4. Combine lettuces and radicchio; top with pear and candied walnuts. Drizzle dressing evenly over salad; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.

Skill Level: Easy

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Recipe compiled by iMOM staff.

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