Joanna Gaines's Mixed Green Salad with Strawberries and Candied Walnuts

Mixed Greens Salad with Strawberries and Candied Walnuts

byJoanna Gaines
Total 35 mins, includes cooling time
Active 15 mins
Makes 12 servings
Candied Walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons blush wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 teaspoons mixed berry jam
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 10 ounces mixed greens
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup candied walnuts (or pecans)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • Blush wine vinaigrette, homemade (recipe follows) or store bought
    1. To make the candied walnuts: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and salt and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts and caramelizes, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a silicone mat-lined baking sheet and let cool completely, 20 minutes.
    2. To make the vinaigrette: In a jar with a lid, add the sugar, vinegar, hot water, mixed berry jam, and garlic powder. Add the oil and salt. Cover and shake vigorously to combine.
    3. To make the salad: In a large bowl, toss together the mixed greens and 1/2 cup of the strawberries. Add the vinaigrette to taste and toss until the greens are coated. Top with the remaining strawberries and sprinkle the feta cheese and candied walnuts on top.