Tuesday, November 10, 2015

On a Roll with a Cranberry Blitz

Apache Blessing
Cranberry Apple  Salad
Cook's Notes: Crisp apples, dried cranberries, feta cheese, and hearty walnuts come together in a fresh Autumn salad. An easy side dish for any favorite meal!
I 'm including two dressings. It was hard to choose because I liked them both. Apple Cider Vinaigrette is a thinner dressing and Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette has a thicker consistency.
Salad and dressing recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a larger group.
Recipe from adapted from lecremedelacrumb.com and serves 4.
Ingredients:

  • 6 cups salad (I used a combination of arugula and baby spinach but any spring green mix will do)
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or Pomegranate arils (pom poms)
Apple Cider Vinaigrette:
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 TB. apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar in a pinch)
  • 1 TB. honey
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • scant ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 TB. olive oil or Lemon Olive Oil
Directions:
  • Add all dressing ingredients in a blender to mix well. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
  • Core and chop apples (thin slices or 1 inch chunks). Toss lettuce, apples, walnuts, feta, and cranberries together in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with vinaigrette. 
Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette  
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup finely diced apple with peel on
  • 2 TB.white balsamic vinegar, Cranberry Pear Balsamic or Pomegranate Quince Balsamic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1 TB. garlic clove, diced
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 tsp. honey
  • 1-1/2 tsp.fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
  • Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate a few hours before serving. Shake to blend again before using.
Some previously posted recipes you may have missed on Ever Ready

Roasted Beets with Cranberries and Glazed Pecans
Cranberry Orange Wild Rice Muffins

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