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Cranberry & Pear Tossed Salad Serves 12

2/3 cup apricot nectar

2/3 cup red wine vinegar

2/3 cup canola oil

1 tbsp plus 1 tsp dijon mustard

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

¼ cup sugar

1 cup chopped walnuts

14 cups mixed baby greens

6 pears, sliced

1 cup dried cranberries

1 ½ cup crumbled blue cheese


In a small bowl, whisk together the first 6 ingredients and set aside.

Candied walnuts

In a large skillet, melt the sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add the walnuts and stir to coat. Remove from the heat. Spread out on a piece if wax paper to cool.


In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, pears and cranberries. Drizzle with the dressing. Add the nuts and blue cheese; toss.


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