Apple Salad with Apple Cinnamon Vinaigrette
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Apple Salad with Apple Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Sally Humeniuk

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon very finely grated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup salad oil. I used grape seed oil, which is nice and light. You may use canola or olive oil, but the flavor will be slightly heavier.

For the salad

  • 5-6 ounces weight salad greens (I used a mix of baby greens and a head of red leaf lettuce), rinsed and patted or spun dry
  • 1 red apple, cored and julienned (I prefer honey crisp, fuji, or gala)
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils, can substitute with dried cherries, dried cranberries, or currants
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, can substitute with slivered almonds, walnut or pecan pieces, or sunflower seeds
  • blue cheese crumbles, or cheese of preference
  • prepared orange juice for keeping the julienned apples from turning brown

Instructions

For the Dressing

  • Whisk together, or whirl in a blender, all ingredients EXCEPT the oil.
  • Slowly drizzle oil into ingredients while whisking briskly or whirling in blender.
  • Cover and allow to sit in refrigerator for at least an hour to let flavors develop. Makes 1 1/3 cups dressing.

For the salad

  • Toss julienned apples in a little orange juice to keep them from turning brown. Drain well.
  • Divide greens between four salad plates. Top with apples, pomegranate arils, pumpkin seeds, and blue cheese crumbles.
  • Alternatively, you can toss everything together in a big salad bowl. It just won't look as pretty.
  • Allow each guest to top salad with salad dressing. Store left-over dressing in refrigerator for up to three days.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2680IU | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.2mg