California Pizza Kitchen Waldorf Salad Copycat

My absolute favorite salad at any restaurant. Unlike a typical Waldorf in that they serve it with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette rather than a creamy dressing. So easy to throw together, too - grill the chicken a day before or even while putting together the salad ingredients! Makes 2 dinner-sized salads - adjust the amounts accordingly if you prefer less greens. The dressing recipe makes more like 8 servings as I like to keep extra on hand. I hope you enjoy it!

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  • For dressing:.
  • Whisk together all ingredients well.
  • Chill until serving.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, shake or whisk prior to serving. (It may store longer than this, but it never stays around long enough without being eaten for me to know!).
  • For the salad:.
  • Toss field greens, fruits and celery, if included, in desired amount of dressing.
  • Place evenly divided portions on two large, chilled plates.
  • Top with sliced, chilled chicken breast, candied walnuts, and Gorgonzola.
  • Voila! Enjoy!
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"My absolute favorite salad at any restaurant. Unlike a typical Waldorf in that they serve it with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette rather than a creamy dressing. So easy to throw together, too - grill the chicken a day before or even while putting together the salad ingredients! Makes 2 dinner-sized salads - adjust the amounts accordingly if you prefer less greens. The dressing recipe makes more like 8 servings as I like to keep extra on hand. I hope you enjoy it!"
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  1. Lea D.
    Excellent recipe!!! We omitted the chicken (so instead of an enfree salad it became a side salad to our actual entree: pork chops) and used crumbled goats cheese instead (but only because we couldn't find the cheese in the recipe at our grocery store)
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  2. adopt a greyhound
    Loved this salad with all the fruits and chicken. Everything blends together perfectly. Definitely add the candied nuts. They are wonderful. Used Recipe #48012 and made them a day ahead.
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  3. TOM M.
    Excellent recipe except I made my dressing by using store products.<br/><br/>i mixed 3 (16 oz ) bottles of olive garden dressing ($ 3.28 ea ) @ walmart with 1 ( 17 oz ) bottle of colvita red balsaimic vinegar ( $ 3.44 ) @ walmart. It was a perfect match.
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  4. LynnSM
    This recipe got rave reviews at my last dinner party. I omitted the chicken since it was a side salad. Funny, as we were prepping the dinner table, a guest commented that salad is usually overlooked when there are so many other dishes on the table. This salad generated most favorable comments! Thank you.
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  5. Sophia  Mayas Mom
    I used bleu cheese dressing and this salad was superb!
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