Mixed greens with walnut and roasted onion dressing

    1 hour 20 min

    The best part of this salad is the dressing. Its great on any salad and I prefer using big onions that are strong in flavour. Add a bit of goat cheese for extra flavour.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 2 large onions, sliced into wedges
    • 250ml olive oil, divided
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 125ml chicken stock
    • 6 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
    • 700g mixed salad greens
    • 120g toasted chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.
    2. Place onions cut side down on baking tray. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn onions over and bake until brown and caramelised, about 30 minutes longer. Set aside to cool.
    3. Place onions in food processor, add remaining oil, stock and vinegar. Puree until smooth and thick. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
    4. In a large salad bowl, combine greens, 1/2 of the walnuts and half of red onion. Add enough dressing to coat greens, toss well. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts and red onion and serve.

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    This dressing would make a rock taste good. When you make it, be sure to include all the crispy black bits and the caramelized juices in the bottom of the onion roasting pan. Instead of sherry and chicken broth, I used vegetable broth, a little bit of chevre, a dash of apple cider vinegar, and a dash of worcestershire sauce. Dressing was to die for.  -  13 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a good dressing, but there are improvements that could be made to this recipe. First, 2 "large" onions is kind of vague. I think I ended up using a lot more onion than was intended, making the dressing kind of thick. It would be better to use lbs or cups as a measurement. Second, some measurement of salt and pepper should be listed, to adjust to taste, because it is easy to overlook. The dressing was really bland the first time I served it.  -  09 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The combination of the walnuts & red onion along with the dressing is quite a nice surprize. With the added ease of packaged greens this recipe is very quick!  -  22 Jun 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)