Saturday, September 20, 2008

Salad with Apples, Dried Cranberries and Goat Cheese

One of our BMCC members altered a Cook's Illustrated salad recipe. I've had this altered version several times at our members home. It's a very tasty salad.

One thing I also like about this salad is if your kids don't go for lettuce there are still good things in here they can pick out.

Salad with Apples, Dried Cranberries and Goat Cheese
serves 6

14 cups hearty mixed greens, washed and dried
Goat Cheese
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped coarse and toasted
1 cup dried cranberries (can also use dried cherries)
2 medium Granny Smith apples

2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon finely minced shallot
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
ground black pepper

Combine vinegar, mustard, shallot, salt, and sugar in small bowl. Whisking constantly, drizzle in oil; season to taste with pepper. Toss with greens.

Quarter and core apples and cut into 1/8 inch thick slices. Toss greens, walnuts, cranberries, apple slices, and goat cheese together.

Hint: Use less greens, apples, walnuts, cranberries and goat cheese (just enough for your family) and save the remaining vinaigrette for next time.

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