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Copy Cat of Rumbi's House Salad |

Copycat of Rumbi’s House Salad

  • Author: Laura


  • 1 (5 oz) pkg of mixed greens (I used sweet baby lettuces)
  • 1 (6 oz) container of feta cheese
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 2 cans mandarin oranges drained
  • 1 recipe of candied walnuts (recipe below)
  • 1 recipe of creamy balsamic vinaigrette (recipe below)

Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 heaping Tbsp honey Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 2 dashes of salt
  • a little black pepper
  • 2 tsp sugar, if needed

Candied Walnuts

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/8 tsp coarse salt


  1. For the salad – Assemble salad. serves 4-6
  2. For the dressing – Combine above ingredients except sugar in a shaker jar and shake to combine or place in a bowl and whisk until smooth and mayo is completely blended.  Taste dressing and if too tangy then add sugar and blend in.
  3. For the candied walnuts – Place sugar in a thick bottomed sauce pan.  Cook over medioum heat stirring until sugar turns to a liquid.  Keep cooking until it turns a light amber color.  Quickly mix in the walnuts and stir to coat.
  4. Spread walnuts on a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper.  Use 2 forks and separate the walnuts.  Sprinkle with salt and let cook completely.
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