October 8th, 2013

Apple Pecan Chop Salad



One of the things I anticipate most in Fall is the arrival of a new crop of Honey Crisp Apples.  I love the fresh, sweet, crisp taste of these apples.  In an effort to use them any way possible, I decided a salad would be a fabulous way to incorporate them into dinner.

This salad is a favorite – it is so full of flavor and crunch!  Apples, cranberries, and pecans in a sweet and tangy Dijon-Lime Dressing – yum.  Serve it as a side salad, or you could even throw in some rotisserie chicken and/or bacon for a sweet meal in itself.

 

Apple Pecan Chop Salad

Ingredients

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 large Granny Smith Apple, chopped
1 large Honey Crisp Apple (or another tart red apple), chopped
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 head romaine lettuce, torn

Directions

Whisk together lime juice, mustard and sugar.  Gradually whisk in oil.  Place apples, pecans and green onions in a bowl.  Pour dressing over mixture; toss to coat.  Cover and chill at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Add cranberries to apple mixture and toss.  Line a platter with lettuce, and top with Apple-Pecan Salad; or place lettuce on 4 individual salad plates and top with salad.

 

 

 

 

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