Watercress Salad with Shaved Beets, Candied Walnuts, and Stilton

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Watercress Salad with Shaved Beets, Candied Walnuts, and Stilton


Author Notes: The perfect fall and winter salad. Use a mandoline to shave the beet, or you're in for a lot of work!Flirting with Flavors

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Serves 4

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 bunches watercress
  • 1 medium purple beet, shaved
  • 1 medium yellow beet, shaved
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled stilton (or other bleu cheese)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill, torn
  1. Heat a small saute pan over medium heat. Add walnuts and maple syrup and cook until syrup candies on walnuts. Reserve candied walnuts and let cool.
  2. On a large platter, arrange watercress, shaved beet, red onion, and bleu cheese. Sprinkle over walnuts and dill. Drizzle salad with olive oil and lemon juice to taste and season with salt and pepper.

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