Jared made this grape and walnut salad for me after I got home from my trip to Arizona. He had the salad before at a place called Cafe Trio in Salt Lake City and decided that he wanted to re-create it for me. It was a delicious salad! Once again I am impressed with the culinary skills of my husband. It has the perfect blend of bitter, sweet, crunchy, and juicy.
Grape & Walnut Salad
1 c. walnuts
1/2 c. sugar
3-4 c. fresh mixed greens (or about 1 bag)
1/2 c. grapes, sliced in half
1/2 c. crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Place walnuts and sugar in a skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves into a light brown liquid and evenly coats the walnuts. Remove walnuts from skillet, and spread them out on a sheet of aluminum foil to cool. Place mixed greens in a bowl or on individual plates and sprinkle with grapes, Gorgonzola, and candied walnuts. Add balsamic vinaigrette to taste.