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Peohe's-Style Salad with Orange-Ginger
Vinaigrette and Candied Walnuts


Peohe's is located on Coronado Island, California.



  • Mesclun salad mix, as needed
  • Orange-Ginger Vinaigrette, enough to coat lightly
  • Candied walnuts, as garnish
  • Mandarin orange slices, as garnish

Orange-Ginger Vinaigrette

  • 1 1/2 cups tarragon vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 2 cups olive oil

Candied Walnuts

  • 3 pounds walnuts, halved
  • 8 ounces butter
  • 4 ounces sugar
  • 4 ounces light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup honey


  1. Orange Ginger Vinaigrette: Whisk all ingredients together in stainless steel bowl till mixed thoroughly.
  2. Candied Walnuts: Heat all ingredients except walnuts till completely melted. Toss walnuts in sugar mixture.
  3. Place on sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes. Gently toss several times while cooling. When completely cool, place in an airtight container.
  4. To assemble salad: Toss vinaigrette and salad mix in a stainless steel bowl till mix is evenly coated.
  5. Plate salads; place walnuts and oranges on top.

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