Green Salad with Brown Butter Walnut Vinaigrette

Recipe Courtesy of Amy Thielen

  • Cooking Time5 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy
115g walnut halves or pieces
2 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for the salad
Freshly ground black pepper
750g mixed garden greens
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
60g crumbled aged blue cheese, such as Roelli Red Rock
  1.    Heat a small skillet over medium-low heat and add the walnuts, butter, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, the garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Cook very gently, stirring often, until the walnuts turn golden brown and the garlic has cooked, about 10 minutes. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil to the skillet to slow the cooking, and set aside.   
  2. When ready to serve, toss the greens with a little salt and pepper. Add the lemon juice and vinegar to the walnut mixture and spoon the nuts over the salad, adding as much of the dressing as needed to lightly coat the leaves. Add the blue cheese, and toss again.