Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spring Walnut Salad

This is my healthy version of the favorite Appalachian wilted lettuce salad. I dont think you will even miss the bacon!


1  med.bag -Spring Mix greens
1/ 2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup walnut oil
1/3 cup olive oil
½ small  white onion sliced thinly
½  cup goat cheese crumbles
¼  cup lemon juice
Pepper to taste


Place Spring mixed greens in a med bowl,  put in the sliced onions and set aside.

Using a small saute pan, add the  walnuts, walnut oil and half of the olive oil and toast the walnuts on med. to  med. high  heat  for  no more than 5 min.  Turn the heat down to low and remove the walnuts  from the oil  (leave the oil in the pan )and sprinkle  walnuts on the salad.  Add the remaining olive oil, lemon juice and pepper to the saute pan  with the walnut oil and gently whisk together, while warm pour over the salad and  sprinkle with goat cheese and serve.