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Apple Salad with Autumn Cider Dressing

Apple Salad with Autumn Cider Dressing

Apple Salad

Autumn Cider Dressing, (below)

1 tart firm apple, cored and cut into 1/2 inches chunks
(I like Granny Smith, but use whatever apple you prefer)

3 cups (more or less) Romaine lettuce, washed, trimmed, torn into bite-sized pieces

1 cup arugula, washed & torn into bite-sized pieces
(you can use watercress or fresh spinach instead)

Crumbled or sliced/cubed cheese – this could be blue cheese, feta cheese, or goat cheese

3 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans

In a bowl, toss the apple chunks with 2 tablespoons of Autumn Cider Dressing. Place the lettuce and arugula in a large salad bowl and toss with the remaining dressing. Divide the greens among 6 salad plates, top with the apples and the crumbled or cubed cheese, then sprinkle with walnuts or pecans.

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making apple cider

Autumn Cider Dressing

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon crumbled dried thyme

Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until creamy.

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