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Apple Walnut Salad

Apple Walnut Salad

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Description

Walnuts candied with maple syrup, cinnamon and chili powder are the star of this apple walnut salad with blue cheese and pomegranate seeds.


Ingredients

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  • For vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • For salad
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 ounces mixed greens
  • 2 firm, crisp apples, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 whole pomegranate, seeded
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives

Instructions

  1. For the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, combine the vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil until fully combined.
  2. For the walnuts, place a dry skillet over medium heat. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, chili powder, salt and pepper and toast for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer the nuts to a parchment-lined plate to cool.
  3. For the salad, combine the mixed greens, apples, blue cheese, pomegranate, chives and walnuts. Toss with the vinaigrette before serving.