Easy Christmas Salad with Candied Walnuts

sweet and fruity flavors
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For candied walnuts:
½ cup Walnuts
½ tbsp Brown sugar
1 tbsp Honey agave syrup or maple syrup also work
For salad:
3 cups Mixed greens rocket, spinach, watercress or red leaf
¼ cup Cranberries halved
1 Clementine peeled
½ Pears finely sliced
¼ cup Cranberries
For clementine dressing:
1 tbsp Olive oil
3 tbsp Clementine juice
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
½ tbsp Mustard
2 tbsp Honey
½ tsp Salt

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Easy Christmas Salad with Candied Walnuts


This Easy Christmas Salad with Candied Walnuts is a perfect salad to make during the festive season this year. I love the combination of sweet & fruity flavors mixed with the sweet crunch of candied walnuts. You can’t beat this fab salad at Christmas.

To make this salad, start by preparing the candied walnuts. Make dressing by heating the honey and shaking it up in a jar with the rest of the dressing ingredients until fully combined. Arrange the green leaves on your most beautiful serving plate. Add the clementine segments, pear slices and cranberries and drizzle over the warm dressing. Serve garnished with candied walnuts on top.

To make the Easy Christmas Salad with Candied Walnuts, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Easy Christmas Salad with Candied Walnuts


Make candied walnuts


Place ½ a tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of honey in a small non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Add ½ a cup of walnuts and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to ensure the mixture doesn’t burn and the walnuts are completely coated. Transfer the candied walnuts immediately to a parchment lined baking sheet and separate the nuts immediately. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.


Make dressing


Warm 2 tablespoons of honey in a pan or microwave. Pour it into a jar with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 3 tablespoons of clementine juice, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, ½ a tablespoon of mustard and ½ a teaspoon of salt. Shake until well combined.


Assemble salad


Place 3 cups of green leaves on a serving platter. Add the clementine segments, a sliced ½ pear and ¼ cup of cranberries.



To serve, drizzle with the clementine dressing and sprinkle with candied walnuts.

This Easy Christmas Salad with Candied Walnuts is sweet, fruity and delicious. If you try this festive salad, please come back and leave a review below!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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