Sweet and Tangy Cabbage Salad with Candied Walnuts (Aaron McCargo, Jr.) Recipe

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Sweet and Tangy Cabbage Salad with Candied Walnuts (Aaron McCargo, Jr.)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the water, sugar and walnuts to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, then drain the liquid from the walnuts. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the walnut syrup. Transfer the walnuts to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray. Season the walnuts with salt, cayenne and smoked paprika. Bake for 15 minutes until toasted and dry. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large serving bowl, add the cabbage, romaine, bean sprouts, oranges, cherries and cheese. Top with the walnuts and toss with the desired amount of Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette.
  4. Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette:
  5. In a medium bowl add the lemon juice, simple syrup, mustard and thyme. Whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 838.41 Kcal (3510 kJ)
Calories from fat 453.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50.34g 77%
Cholesterol 22.18mg 7%
Sodium 751.07mg 31%
Potassium 963.32mg 20%
Total Carbs 84.87g 28%
Sugars 71.32g 285%
Dietary Fiber 9.64g 39%
Protein 21.33g 43%
Vitamin C 58mg 97%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 10%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Calcium 293.2mg 29%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 148.5 Kcal (622 kJ)
Calories from fat 80.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.92g 77%
Cholesterol 3.93mg 7%
Sodium 133.03mg 31%
Potassium 170.62mg 20%
Total Carbs 15.03g 28%
Sugars 12.63g 285%
Dietary Fiber 1.71g 39%
Protein 3.78g 43%
Vitamin C 10.3mg 97%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 10%
Iron 0.7mg 21%
Calcium 51.9mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.2
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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