By An Edible Mosaic
Balsamic vinaigrette. Add all ingredients to a lidded glass jar. Cover the jar and shake well to combine.
Crispy pasta. Add all ingredients to a skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Cook until the pasta turns opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Candied nuts. Add all ingredients to a small skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, stir frequently and continue cooking until the liquid is mostly gone and the nuts are completely coated, about 3 minutes.
Assemble the salad. Add the lettuce to a large salad bowl and top with the carrot, red cabbage, scallion, blue cheese, dried cranberries, crispy pasta, and candied nuts. Add a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette and toss gently.