Pear, Toasted Walnut and Mixed Green Salad with Champagne-Cranberry Vinaigrette

Total Time:
16 min
Prep:
8 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup halved walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Champagne
  • 1/2 cup canned jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 6 cups mixed lettuce greens
  • 2 pears, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Directions

Toast walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium heat (it will take about 3 minutes).

In a small saucepan, combine Champagne, cranberry sauce, shallots, Dijon mustard and oil. Whisk together. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Simmer until reduced to about 1/3 cup (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Place greens in a large bowl. Top with pears, toasted walnuts and dried cranberries. Drizzle over cranberry vinaigrette just before serving.


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