Gorgonzola and Toasted Walnut Salad

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • Rating:
Make a salad that's been restaurant inspired. It's fast, easy and delicious.


  • Dressing
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • Salad
  • 8 cups ready-to-eat salad greens (any variety)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or Roquefort cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup 1/2-inch pieces fresh chives


To toast walnuts, cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until fragrant and golden brown. Remove walnuts from skillets and spread on plate to cool slightly.

In blender or food processor, place 1/3 cup toasted walnuts and remaining dressing ingredients. Cover and blend on high speed about 1 minute or until smooth.

In large bowl, toss remaining 1/3 cup toasted walnuts and salad ingredients. Pour dressing over salad mixture; toss gently until salad is evenly coated.