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Green Salad with Apples

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all the vinaigrette ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together until well-mixed and slightly frothy. Set aside.
  2. Prepare salad greens, onion, apples and nuts and transfer into a medium-sized salad bowl. Toss.
  3. Add a bit of the vinaigrette to the salad - about ¼ cup - and toss again. Alternate adding small amounts of vinaigrette and tossing until the salad is lightly dressed. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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Assorted salad greens tossed in a light dressing with walnuts and crunchy apples.

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    15 MIN
  • 8 SERVINGS

This refreshing salad is perfect next to your favourite main. Try this Green Salad with Apples today!

There’s something pleasing about the layers of flavour that come together so harmoniously in this GREEN SALAD WITH APPLES. I simply can’t say enough about it. Best suggestion is for you to try it; you won’t be disappointed.

As with so many of our recipes, this one comes with a reminder to purchase your veggies from a local farmer or organic market. If organic varieties are offered try using them for this recipe. You will taste a difference, guaranteed!

Here’s why I’m proud to present this GREEN SALAD WITH APPLES on my dining table at the cottage:

Ingredients for Green Salad with Apples

The combination of greens in this salad are wondrous! We love using baby spinach, arugula and frisée giving the salad a peppery, slightly tart flavour profile. The greens are also loaded with vitamins and minerals, making this salad a powerhouse of good nutrition.

We included walnuts because they too are loaded with protein and fiber, and are an excellent source of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA), which reputedly reduces the risk of heart disease. Wow! And here we were using them in this salad solely because we loved the flavour. Who knew?

Honeycrisp Apples

Although I peel the Honeycrisp apples for this recipe, you can use them skin-on if you wish. This cultivated apple is a relative newcomer to the market, having first been produced in Minnesota in 1991. I especially like them in this application because they remain sweet and crunchy.

Ingredients for the vinaigrette

The vinaigrette for this salad is straightforward, although you may have to search a bit for walnut oil. Make sure you whisk the ingredients well and add the vinaigrette little by little when dressing the salad.

Having a solid, never-fail salad recipe is essential, and I hope this is exactly that for you. Of course this salad gets extra greenie points because it goes so well served next to virtually every main. Try this salad with our ROASTED LEG OF LAMB and our SWEET AND SPICY SALMON. with mainEnjoy!

Crispy, crunchy, tangy, spicy – this GREEN SALAD WITH APPLES offers deliciousness with every bite.

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Green Salad with Apples

Ingredients

  • For the salad:
  • 3 cups baby spinach, washed and rinsed
  • 3 cups baby arugula, washed and rinsed
  • 4 heads of frisée, washed and rinsed
  • ½ a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and sliced into thick matchstick-style strips
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup walnut oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. Add all the vinaigrette ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together until well-mixed and slightly frothy. Set aside.
  2. Prepare salad greens, onion, apples and nuts and transfer into a medium-sized salad bowl. Toss.
  3. Add a bit of the vinaigrette to the salad - about ¼ cup - and toss again. Alternate adding small amounts of vinaigrette and tossing until the salad is lightly dressed. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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