Apple, Cheese and Toasted Walnut Salad

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

Dressing

1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup sugar
3
tablespoons white wine vinegar
1
tablespoon finely chopped red onion
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon celery seed

Salad

1
medium head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups)
4
cups mixed salad greens (from 10-oz bag)
1
container (4 oz) blue or Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
1
cup walnut halves, toasted
2
red apples, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix dressing ingredients with wire whisk until sugar is dissolved (dressing will be thick); set aside.
  • 2 In very large bowl (at least 4 quart), gently mix salad ingredients. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

To toast walnut halves, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Skim prep time and use a bottled salad dressing.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.