Apple, Walnut, Cherry Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Apple, Walnut, Cherry Salad recipe? Learn how to make Apple, Walnut, Cherry Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by agrizas

Makes 4 servings



Mesclun is a French word meaning ?mix?, and mesclun greens are exactly that: a mix of young leafy greens. Spring is a great time of the year to make salads because there are so many different types of mesclun greens growing in the garden. Last week we cooked spinach; this week, use fresh spinach mixed with handfuls of any other greens like arugula, red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, dandelion greens, and mustard greens. These greens are very low in calories, but they are high in vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C, calcium, and phosphorus, which help keep our eyes, bones, and hearts healthy!

Recipe Ingredients for Apple, Walnut, Cherry Salad

1 oz Traditional Danish Blue Cheese
6 cups Mesclun Salad
1 Apple Apples
0.33 cup Dried Cherries
0.25 cup shelled (50 halves) Walnuts, English
0.5 tbsp chopped Shallots
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2.5 serving Apple Cider Vinegar
0.33 tbsp Pure US Grade A Clover Honey

Recipe Directions for Apple, Walnut, Cherry Salad

  1. Make the dressing: Chop the shallots very small.

  2. Whisk (with a whisk or fork) the vinegar, oil, honey together until combined. Add a little salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Add the shallots and mix together. Then stir in the cherries (if using).

  4. Prepare the salad: Cut off roots and dirty ends of the mesclun greens. Gently wash the leaves well in cold water. Then break larger leaves (by hand) into bite-sized pieces and dry well. Keep the lettuces in the refrigerator until ready to mix

  5. In a warm sauté pan, lightly toast the nuts until they just begin to darken and they become fragrant.

  6. Crumble the bleu cheese.

  7. Remove the apple core and cut into thin slices. Slice the apples last so they do not brown.

  8. In a large serving bowl, combine all of the cold mesclun greens with all of the dressing and gently toss the leaves to coat them with dressing. Then add the apples and toss it gently again.

  9. Top the salad with the dried fruit (if using) and a sprinkle of black pepper.

Categories

Vegetables, First Course, Main Dish, Salads, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 154.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
182
Calories from Fat
95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.6g
16%
Saturated Fat
7.1g
35%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Sodium
62mg
3%
Potassium
32mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
19.8g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
7.4g
Protein
4.3g
Vitamin A 56% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 11% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
88% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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