Bitter Greens Salad With Walnuts & Cheese | Omega

Try this flavorful salad that combines a variety of bitter greens with the sweetness of dried fruit and the saltiness of nuts and cheese for a satisfying starter or meal. 

Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as an appetizer.


1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped (or any kind of greens)
1 head of red leaf lettuce, chopped (or any kind of greens)
Handful of radicchio, arugula, watercress, or dandelion greens, chopped
4 radishes, sliced
2 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (or apricots or figs)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (raw or toasted in a dry skillet for 1-2 minutes, be careful not to burn)
2 ounces (or to taste) raw blue cheese (or crumbles, goat cheese, feta, or another cheese that you like)
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or fresh lemon juice
Coarse sea salt to taste

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. 

You can also add chopped vegetables, such as cucumber, avocado, and cooked beets, or soft or hard-boiled eggs, turkey, or chicken. 

©  Winnie  Abramson, ND, Healthy Green Kitchen.

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