Thursday, July 4, 2013

Apple, Dried Cherry and Walnut Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette


I made this on a particularly hot day, which pretty much describes every day in summer here, and found it to be quite refreshing. I have shaved pears on a mandoline for a salad, so apples seemed like a logical step.

Apple, Dried Cherry and Walnut Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Ingredients
6 tablespoons good quality olive oil
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons minced shallot
2 tablespoons organic honey
1 cup dried cherries (about 6 oz.)
1 Fuji apple, sliced thinly on a mandoline
1 cup coarsely chopped, toasted walnuts
Your favorite salad greens
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions
1. Whisk the first four ingredients together, then season with salt and pepper.

2. Combine greens, walnuts and cherries, then toss with vinaigrette to coat,

Notes
These days I am using an olive oil called Amphora. It costs $9 per bottle and is reasonably priced, yet still has a rich flavor. Regarding the apple, I found that I only used about half of it.

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