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Red Onions With Walnut Salsa Salad


4 medium red onions (1-1/3 lb.)
1-1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup arugula
1/2 cup small flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 oz. soft goat cheese, broken into 3/4″ chunks
Salt and black pepper

For the Salsa:
2/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 red chili, seeded and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil salt

Preheat the oven to 425ºF.

Peel the onions and remove the tops and tails. Cut each crosswise into 3 slices, about 3/4″ thick, and place on a baking sheet. Brush the slices with the olive oil, sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt and some black pepper, and roast in the oven for about 40 minutes, until the onions are cooked and golden brown on top. If they haven’t taken on much color, place under a hot broiler for a few minutes. Set aside to cool slightly. While the onions are cooking, put all of the salsa ingredients in a small bowl, add 1/4 tsp salt, stir and set aside.

To serve, put the arugula and parsley in a large bowl. Add the warm onions, the cheese, and half the salsa and toss carefully so the onions don’t fall apart. Divide among shallow plates, spoon the remaining salsa over the top, and serve.