Sautéing the shallots is what gives this salad a rich flavor with a touch of sweetness to balance the tartness of the dressing.

Walnut Salad

Walnut Salad

Warm Sautéed Shallot & Walnut Salad

Angie Halten
A simple salad when your garden lettuce is ready and fresh.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4


  • 3/4 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp walnut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 5 cups leaf lettuce


  • In small fry pan over low heat toast walnuts shaking pan often for 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Sauté shallots in 1 Tbsp of olive oil until soft. Keep warm.
  • In large bowl whisk together remaining ingredients, then stir in shallots.
  • Tear lettuce leaves into bite size pieces and add them to bowl. Using tongs toss gently to coat lettuce well with dressing. Top with toasted walnuts.
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