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Autumn Greens and Walnuts Salad Recipe

Autumn Greens and Walnuts Salad Recipe

Autumn salad greens have more flavor and substance than their summer counterparts.

This easy recipe combines autumn greens with toasted walnuts and red onion to make a hearty, crunchy, nutrient-filled salad that is a refreshing contrast to the creamy richness of so many holiday foods.

Assorted greens, well washed and spun dry (choose from arugula, chicory, curly endive, mustard greens, or romaine–or a mixture)
8 tablespoons chopped red onion
1 cup walnuts
Olive oil
Balsamic or red wine vinegar
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper to taste

1. Toast walnuts in a 300F oven for 10 minutes, until lightly browned.

2. For each serving, tear several leaves of each green into bite-sized pieces and mound on individual salad plates. Sprinkle with onion and walnuts.

3. Drizzle each salad with olive oil and a few drops of vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Serves 6.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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7:55AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Thank you

2:55PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

thank you for article.

8:23PM PST on Dec 5, 2011

Love this recipe. Thanks.

7:37PM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Thanks for the recipe. Very simple yet power packed!

10:56PM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

thanks for the recipe. Healthy!

4:06PM PDT on Apr 7, 2011


5:02AM PDT on Oct 13, 2010

Walnuts! :-)

6:08AM PDT on Aug 24, 2010

Mmmmm walnuts!!

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