Missy’s Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad

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  • Published Dec 24th
  • Ready In10m
  • Servings4
  • Calories308
A yummy, easy salad with candied walnuts, cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese, mixed greens, and a raspberry vinaigrette. It's always a big hit and is requested by my friends and family constantly! Even my picky fiance!

Missy’s Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Missy’s Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad for 4 servings:

  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry vinaigrette
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Missy’s Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad Cooking Instructions

  • Prep5m
  • Cook5m
  • Ready In10m

To cook Missy’s Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad, you need about 5 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Missy’s Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad is about 5 minutes , and you can serve your Missy’s Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad within 10 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Missy’s Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad easily:

  1. 1 Place walnuts and sugar in a skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves into a light brown liquid and coats the walnuts. Remove walnuts from skillet, and spread them out on a sheet of aluminum foil to cool.
  2. 2 Place in a large salad bowl the mixed greens, cranberries, cheese, vinaigrette, vinegar, and olive oil. Toss gently; add candied walnuts, and toss again.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 308 calories; 19.2 grams of fat; 29.4 grams of carbohydrates; 7.4 grams of protein; 22 milligrams of cholesterol; 273 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 14th 2008

    Awesome salad. I tried to make my own rasp vinagrette dressing, but don't waste your time - use store bought raspberry vinagrette (I used Ole Cape Cod version). The walnuts were an awesome ...

  2. Jun 29th 2008

    We all loved this salad. It's so simple to make--and can be kept exactly the same or changed to fit your personal preference, current grocery supply, or whatever. I used dried cherries ins ...

  3. Jun 22nd 2008

    I found the secret to getting my boyfriend to eat AND love salads: CANDIED WALNUTS. Mmmmm... this was a great salad! Will make it many more times. Wouldn't change a thing about it!

  4. Jun 12th 2008

    This was a great recipe. I had never candied walnuts before and they were easy and delicious! I simplified htis by just using a Kraft pre-made raspberry vinaigrette and skipped the oil and v ...

  5. Dec 6th 2007

    Very tasty. I have made this salad twice now.It is good with spinach as well.Re: the gorgonzola, I would recommend using domestic rather than imported as imported tends to be creamier a ...

  6. Mar 16th 2007

    This i a great little salad that looks really impressive when you take it to potlucks or make it for house guests, even though it's completely easy to make! I have played around with diffe ...

  7. Mar 3rd 2007

    Fabulous! Few tweaks - used plain rasp vinagrette, spring mix for the greens, and I used pecans and didn't let the sugar turn completely into syrup - instead removed them from heat after clu ...

  8. Oct 21st 2005

    I've made this a bunch of ways but prefer candied pecans instead of walnuts and have successfully subbed blue cheese instead of gorgonzola. Plan to serve for a Christmas dinner party.

  9. Sep 14th 2005

    I make this all the time...it's a great salad...very refreshing. I've also added slided bosc pears to the salad which gives it a nice taste. Sometimes I switch out gorgonzola for feta to ch ...