Salad Day

Greens & Apple Salad with Avocado, Goat Cheese and Walnuts

I was browsing through another new cookbook the other day, At Home with Magnolia, and saw a recipe that inspired this salad. It’s easy to throw together and has lots of good things to crunch on. Perfect for Mommies Who Lunch!

Greens and Apple Salad with Avocado, Goat Cheese and Candied Walnuts
Serves 4 Moms

4 cups mixed salad greens - I like to use red and green leaf lettuce, baby spinach, and some butter lettuce for a pretty combination
1 crisp apple, such as Granny Smith, sliced thin or into chunks
1 or 2 ripe avocados, pitted and chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup candied walnuts or pecans ( I used some from Trader Joe’s)
5 ounces crumbled soft goat cheese

Apple Cider Dressing:
2 tablespoons apple juice
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Put the salad ingredients through goat cheese in a large bowl. Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing until blended. Drizzle over the salad and toss gently to coat.

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Stefanie said...

Yum! This salad looks amazing. Love all the ingredients.

Karen O said...

Oh man...I think this will be served in heaven:-D
Karen O

Lydia said...

A fun twist on this might be to add the avocado into the dressing and blend it together. The dressing would be thick and creamy, with all of the other delicious flavors!

Dana said...

I licked my monitor after seeing the photo. Looks and sounds delish.

Karen said...

I think we're all hungry for fresh greens!

Lydia, that idea sounds very good. Avocado is so luscious.

Kristen said...

I am constantly looking for inspiring salad recipes. This is a great one! Thank you for sharing it.

Sarah said...

This looks delightful! I often find myself craving something light and fresh even during the coldest days of winter.