Waldorf Salad \\ Sweet Laurel
I don’t know about you but sometimes, I love having a little bit of crunch and sweet bites to my salads, which is why I made my own version of the Waldorf Salad. The combination of the fruits, the candied walnuts, and the creamy vegan dressing is so delicious, it will instantly bring you to the Waldorf Astoria! We hope you enjoy this paleo version of this traditional salad.
10 cups mixed greens
1 apple, chopped into 1-inch cubes
1 cup of grapes, sliced in half
1 cup of Kite Hill Original Cheese
1/4 cup candied walnuts (recipe below)
Creamy Waldorf Dressing (recipe below)
Place all ingredients in large bowl and toss with dressing.
To prepare candied walnuts
2 cups walnuts
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil
pinch of Himalayan pink salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss gently. Pour contents onto pan and bake for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool for about 30 minutes. Using a spatula, gently scrape nuts from pan, and place in an airtight jar. Walnuts will keep for 2-3 days.
To prepare dressing
1/2 pine nuts
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Soak pine nuts for 5 minutes in a bowl of water. Strain water, then pour pine nuts into a high-speed blender. Add salt, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil. Blend on high for about 2 minutes. Toss with dressing