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A big salad being served out of a square serving dish. The spinach is mixed with the candied walnuts, pomegrante and goat cheese.

Winter Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts + Balsamic Fig Dressing

I have salad today…not cookies…and I am excited about it!! This is the good kind of salad guys, meaning not boring in any which way. And maybe most exciting of all?? Christmas is coming early for one of you! Check out the full recipe from Half Baked Harvest here!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups raw walnuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 8 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups mixed greens (I used baby kale and spinach)
  • 2 cups arugula
  • arils from one pomegranate
  • Balsamic Fig Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup DeLallo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup DeLallo Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon DeLallo Fig Spread
  • salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pick out the walnuts from all four of the Salad Savors packets and add them to the baking sheet. Toss the walnuts with the maple syrup, cinnamon, crushed red pepper and salt. Bake for 15-25 minutes, stirring 2-3 time throughout cooking until the walnuts are toasted and golden. Remove from the oven and spread the walnuts in one layer. Allow to cool.
  2. Add the greens to a large salad bowl. Add the pomegranate arils and the cranberries from the DeLallo Fresh Salad Savors. Add the cooled walnuts and gently toss the salad. Add the goat cheese.
  3. To make the dressing, whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fig preserves and salt until combined. Just before serving, drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently toss. Enjoy!

Winter Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts + Balsamic Fig Dressing

I have salad today…not cookies…and I am excited about it!! This is the good kind of salad guys, meaning not boring in any which way. And maybe most exciting of all?? Christmas is coming early for one of you!

Check out the full recipe here!