Apple - Walnut Salad

A nice alternative to Waldorf Salad

INGREDIENTS:
  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons grape-seed or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey
  • Salad:
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries (3 ounces)
  • OR 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 head of Romaine, or red-leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (just enough to cover the center- bottom of plates)
  • OR 2 cups of spring mix 1 medium Honey-crisp, Gala or Jonagold apple, cored, sliced and one Granny Smith apple, cored, sliced
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion or shallots
  • 1 teaspoon salt
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
COURSE: Salads and Dressings
CUISINE: American
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Whisk first 4 ingredients in small bowl to blend. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.

    Toss lettuce and apple slices in large bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat.

    Divide among 4 plates; sprinkle with dried cherries, walnuts, cheese and freshly ground black pepper and serve.