Recipe of the Week: Honey Crisp Salad

Hi everyone! Last week, we looked at the savory Cauliflower Mac and Cheese. This week, we’re going to be looking at a sweet and crisp recipe: Honey Crisp Salad. This makes for a great side next to your entrees and is delicious and refreshing to boot!

Honey Crisp Salad by Perry’s Stakehouse on Flickr

Overview
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 8-10 servings

Ingredients
Be sure to gather the following ingredients:

– 1/2 cup olive oil
– 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
– 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
– 2-3 tbsp honey
– 1 tbsp lemon juice
– Freshly ground black pepper to taste
– 3 medium Honeycrisp apples, thinly sliced
– Juice of 1/2 lemon
– 12 oz mixed salad greens
– 1 cup pecan halves (toasted)
– 3/4 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
– 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese

Equipment
Be sure to get some of the following:

For the apple cider vinaigrette: a jar with a lid, a medium bowl, or a blender / mini food processor

For the salad: a bag to shake, and a salad bowl to plate

Let’ s Get to Cooking!
We are going to split the cooking into two parts. The first will cover the apple cider vinaigrette, and the second will cover the salad itself.

Preparing the Apple Cider Vinaigrette:
1.) Measure oil, apple cider vinegar, apple juice/cider, honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into a jar

2.) Tightly screw on lid and shake vigorously until everything is combined

Alternatively, you may briskly whisk the ingredients together in a medium bowl, or blend them in a blender or mini food processor.

Preparing the Salad:
1.) Place apple slices in a large plastic bag and squeeze the fresh lemon juice (from the lemon half) over them. Close bag and shake to coat.

2.) In a large salad bowl, layer salad greens, apple slices, pecans, dried cranberries, and blue cheese. Just before serving dress with desired amount of apple cider vinaigrette and toss until salad ingredients are evenly coated.

And voila! Now you should have a refreshing salad to serve are your family gathering, or maybe as a nice light lunch on a Tuesday! Let us know how it went on our Facebook, our Instagram, or in the comments down below!

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