Mixed Greens with Parmesan Walnuts

An easy-to-make, “dressed-up” salad that is sure to impress!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Parmesan Walnuts

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4
teaspoon hickory smoked salt or seasoned salt
1 1/2
cups walnut pieces
3
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Salad

1
medium head iceberg lettuce
1
medium bunch leaf lettuce
1/2
bunch curly endive
1/2
small head radicchio
6
oz fresh spinach leaves
1/3
to 1/2 cup oil-and-vinegar dressing
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 9-inch square pan, heat butter and salt in oven 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly. Stir in walnuts. Bake uncovered 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; toss until walnuts are evenly coated. Bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is light brown; cool.
  • 2 Into large bowl, tear lettuce, endive, radicchio and spinach into bite-size pieces (about 12 cups). Add dressing and walnuts; toss until greens are well coated.

Expert Tips

You’ll probably want to make more of the Parmesan walnuts than you need just so you have extras on hand to toss with pasta, rice and other grain dishes.

Look for curly endive with the other lettuce varieties in your supermarket. Pronounced “ahn-DEEV,” this curly green grows in loose heads of lacy, green outer leaves that curl at the tips. Its leaves have a prickly texture and slightly bitter taste.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.