Cranberry-Citrus Salad with Candied Walnuts

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Cranberry-Citrus Salad with Candied Walnuts

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Plate of cranberry-citrus salad with candied walnuts

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Recipe Data

6
Servings
40min
Prep
40min
Total

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Description

To save time, prepare the cranberry mixture and vinaigrette up to 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate separately until ready to use.

Chef's Tip: Bagged spring greens with baby arugula would be a nice – and easy – substitute for the romaine. Make it a meal by adding shredded roast turkey or grilled chicken.

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Servings and Ingredients

Ingredients
Serves 6
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1 c.Hy-Vee walnuts
2 tbsp.light corn syrup
1 tbsp.plus 1/4 c. Hy-Vee sugar, divided
½ tsp.Hy-Vee salt
3 c.fresh or frozen cranberries
¼ c.cranberry juice
¼ c.Hy-Vee Select balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp.Hy-Vee honey
2 clove(s)garlic, minced
¼ c.fresh orange juice
¼ c.Hy-Vee Select olive oil
6 c.torn romaine
2medium oranges, peeled and sliced
2green onions, sliced
1 oz.goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet; set aside.
  2. For candied walnuts, in a medium bowl, combine walnuts, corn syrup, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt. Spread on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until nuts are deep golden and sugar mixture is bubbly, stirring occasionally to break up clumps. Cool completely on baking sheet.
  4. In a saucepan, combine cranberries, 1/4 cup sugar and cranberry juice. Cook and stir over medium heat for 30 minutes or until cranberries pop and mixture becomes very thick. Set aside to cool.
  5. For dressing, in a blender or food processor combine balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, orange juice and oil. Add 1/4 cup of the cooked cranberry mixture. Blend until smooth.
  6. Line a serving platter with romaine. Add oranges, green onions, goat cheese, cooled cranberries and walnuts. Serve with prepared dressing.

Nutrition facts

Servings

420 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 23g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 230mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Protein: 5g

Daily Values

0%
Vitamin A 90%
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Vitamin C 70%
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Iron 8%
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Calcium 6%

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Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday 2015.