Apple Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette


(10 servings/ 274 cals)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup cranberries

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 cup red onion chopped

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 tablespoon Dijon-style prepared mustard

1 cup vegetable oil

salt and pepper to taste

10 cups mixed salad greens, rinsed and dried

2 Red Delicious apples, cored and thinly sliced


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread the walnuts out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly toasted.
In a food processor, combine the cranberries, vinegar, onion, sugar, and mustard. Puree until smooth; gradually add oil, and season with salt and pepper.

In a salad bowl, toss together the greens, apples, and enough of the cranberry mixture to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts, and serve.