Monday, April 7, 2008

Tossed Salad w/apples & cheese

10 cups romaine lettuce
2 apples, chopped (for variety, use a sweet and tart, red and green)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 tablespoons butter
1 cup walnut halves
1 tablespoon sugar

1/3 cup wine vinegar
2 tsp vegetable or olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper

Melt butter & mix in walnuts. Sprinkle with sugar and stir well. Spread onto a baking sheet & bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir a couple of times during cooking. Cool.

Combine dressing ingredients and shake well or process in food processor until blended. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Combine lettuce, apples and feta cheese in bowl. Add dressing and sugared walnuts.

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