Strawberry Fields with Caramelized Walnuts

Caramelized Walnuts

2 cups water

½ cup ¼" diced walnut pieces

2 Tablespoons white sugar

Boil water. Add walnuts and cook for 30 seconds. Strain the walnuts. Combine walnuts and sugar in a bowl. Stir to coat. Place sugar covered walnuts on a sheet pan and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown. Yields ½ cup.

Strawberry Fields Dressing

1 ½ lbs. sweetened frozen strawberries

2/3 cup balsamic vinegar

2 Tablespoons white sugar

1 ½ Tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 Tablespoon Kosher salt

¾ teaspoon black pepper

¾ cup canola oil

Combine ingredients in a food processor and blend. Yields 4 cups.


4 cups chopped romaine lettuce

4 cups mesculin mixed lettuce

1 cup ¼" sliced strawberries

½ cup caramelized walnuts

½ cup shredded carrots

½ cup ¼" sliced red onions

½ cup black raisins

½ cup Strawberry Fields w/ Caramelized Walnut dressing

Combine ingredients in a bowl and toss until evenly coated with dressing.