A simple,yet elegant first course or side salad of watercress and romainelettuces, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, spicy candied walnuts,dried cranberries and julienned red onion tossed in a balsamicvinaigrette and garnished with a decorative drizzle of balsamicvinegar reduction. Recipe by Chefs Frank Randazzo and AndreaCurto-Randazzo.
Recipe: Watercress-GorgonzolaSalad with Spiced Walnuts
1/3 cup walnuts (halves and pieces)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup pure maple syrupSalad:
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar – divided use
1 bunch watercress, rinsed, dried and stems removed
1/2 head romaine lettuce, cleaned and cut into 1/2-inch strips
1/2 cup (3 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons julienned red onion
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt, to taste
Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Makes 6 servings.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of WisconsinMilk Marketing Board, Inc.
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