Salad with a Twist (including Glazed Nuts)

Salad with a Twist Recipe from 100 Days of Real FoodAs it turns out, I am not one of the lucky ones who can happily sit down to a huge bowl of salad greens and chow down. If I find a salad I truly like it must have accessories. And when I say accessories I mean a very nice helping of cheese, nuts, balsamic vinegar, herbs and/or fruit among other things. I just cannot enjoy plain old lettuce like some people do (including my husband).

I recently discovered a stellar combination of these accessories and also figured out a way to ensure I would get a generous dose with each piece of lettuce. These little salad rolls are more for the adults, but I did manage to talk my daughters into trying them since they do contain what they already know they love – glazed nuts! And I do have to say the glazed nuts almost taste like candy and are fabulous even as a snack just by themselves. There is no better way to make a plain old bowl of lettuce delicious.

 

Salad with a Twist + Glazed Nuts

I did manage to talk my daughters into trying them since they do contain what they already know they love – glazed nuts!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
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Servings: 4 people

Ingredients
  

For the glazed nuts

For the salad

  • Bibb lettuce or spinach
  • goat cheese crumbled with a fork
  • tomatoes diced

Instructions
 

For the glazed nuts

  • Preheat the oven (or toaster oven) to 375 degrees F.
  • Mix all ingredients together and then spread the nuts onto a baking sheet that has been covered with parchment paper. Put in the oven and stir them every minute or two. When the nuts start to caramelize and become brown and bubbly they are done – after about 5 – 8 minutes. It is imperative that you check on them frequently because they can go from perfect to burnt very fast.
  • Once done, let them cool then break apart if stuck together.

For the salad

  • Wash and tear off the lettuce leaves.
  • Top each leaf with a small helping of diced tomatoes, crumbled goat cheese, and glazed nuts.
  • Gently crack the ribbing in the leaf in a few places so it will roll over the toppings. Secure with a toothpick and serve.

Notes

Please note you will need parchment paper for baking.
* Recipe is gluten-free if gluten-free soy sauce is used.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Salad with a Twist + Glazed Nuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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10 thoughts on “Salad with a Twist (including Glazed Nuts)”

  1. What do the glazed nuts taste like? Are they sweet or savory? I want some glazed nuts for a salad with mixed berries and don’t know if this will go well or not and I don’t want to make the cinnamon glazed nuts because of the sugar.

  2. Do the nuts have to be refrigerated or can they be left on the counter / in the pantry? I just made them and they are delicious! Thank you!!

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