Charley G's Bluesiana Salad Recipe

Enjoy this deliciously different salad from Charley G's in Lafayette.
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Charlie G's restaurant recipe for bluesiana salad in Lafayette
Try Charlie G's Bluesiana Salad at the restaurant in Lafayette.
A sophisticated atmosphere. An award-winning chef. Superior service. For these reasons and more, Charley G’s is where Lafayette locals head for a memorable evening out. On your next visit, try their Bluesiana Salad—or make it at home.

Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 to 5 ounces blackberries
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 ounces mixed greens
  • 2 ounces raspberry vinaigrette (recipe below)
  • Spicy walnuts (recipe below)

Method of Preparation

  1. Toss blackberries, blue cheese, and mixed greens then top with vinaigrette and walnuts.

Raspberry Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup raspberry preserves
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4  cup olive oil

Method of Preparation:

  1. Add all ingredients except oil in blender. 
  2. Turn on mix setting and add in oil slowly.  Store in refrigerator till ready to use.

Spicy Walnuts Ingredients:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 egg white
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • A few pinches of cayenne pepper

Method of Preparation:

  1. Whisk egg white together then add sugar and cayenne pepper.  
  2. Mix well, add walnuts and then pour into greased sheet pan.  
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees, stirring nuts every few minutes.