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Garden Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

Per Serving

Garden Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

Makes: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories 160
Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 105 mg
Potassium 250 mg
Protein 3 g
Phosphorus 65 mg
Choices: Carbohydrate 0.5, Nonstarchy Vegetable 1, Fat 2.5
  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Preparation Time: 7 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 4 minutes


3/4 cup walnuts
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. coarse Dijon mustard
1 tsp. honey or sugar
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
5 cups mixed greens
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
2 large carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 med. red onion, thinly sliced


  1. In a small sauté pan or skillet over medium-high heat, toss the walnuts with the sugar for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the sugar melts and caramelizes. Watch that the nuts do not burn. Remove the nuts from the pan and let cool. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine the dressing ingredients and whisk well.
  3. Add the salad ingredients to the dressing and quickly toss. Serve the salad on individual plates, topped with the nuts

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