Holiday Honeycrisp Salad

Ingredients:

½ cup virgin olive oil

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

¼ cup unsweetened apple juice (or apple cider)

3 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

3 Honeycrisp apples (medium, about 1 pound, thinly sliced)

½ lemon

12 ounces salad greens

1 cup pecan halves

¾ cup dried cranberries

4 ounces crumbled blue cheese

Directions:

  1. To prepare Apple Cider Vinaigrette, measure oil, apple cider vinegar, apple juice/cider, honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper into a mason jar. Tightly screw on lid and shake vigorously until everything is thoroughly combined. Alternatively, you may briskly whisk the ingredients together in a medium bowl, or blend them in a blender or mini food processor.
  2. Place apple slices in a large plastic baggie and squeeze the fresh lemon juice (from the lemon half) over them. Close bag and shake to coat. 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.

 

Recipe Credit: Five Heart Home

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