Saturday, May 29, 2010

Missy's Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad

I had no idea that salads could be this good, or this fancy! And oh so easy to make.

Here is the original recipe, with loads of five star reviews.

1/2 cup walnut halves
1/4 cup sugar
3 or 4 raspberries (frozen or fresh)
2 tablespoons white basalmic vinegar ($2.29 a bottle at Trader Joe's)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup gorgonzola (crumbled) ($3.00 for a good sized wedge at Trader Joe's)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3 cups mixed greens (about half a bag)

Put the walnuts and sugar in a frying pan and turn on the medium heat. Stir everything around until the sugar melts (yes, it melts) and coats the nuts and turns all caramelly and good. Spread the candied nuts onto parchment paper and LET THEM COOL. They don't look it, but they are molten hot and will sizzle on your tongue if you try to eat one. Trust me. LEAVE THE NUTS ALONE.

Squish the raspberries and mix with the vinegar and olive oil.

Now, mix everything together.

That's it! Super fancy, and super good (even if you have a blister on your tongue). Enjoy!

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