13 April, 2020
Apple Pecan Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
Posted in : SALADS
by : Admin
Apple Pecan Salad with Maple Vinaigrette – an easy fall salad with sweet red apples, crunchy candied pecans, feta cheese, and a quick maple vinaigrette dressing!
6-8 cups mixed greens
2 small-medium fuji or gala apples, chopped
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup shelled pecan halves or chopped pecans (I used Diamond of California)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup dried cranberries (optional)
1/2 cup oil
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (may sub white vinegar)
3 tablespoons real maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Add pecans, sugar, and cinnamon to a small-medium pan or skillet. Stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until sugar melts and nuts are coated. Transfer to a plate or foil-lined baking pan to cool.
Stir together all salad dressing ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
In a large serving bowl toss together greens, apples, onions, candied pecans, feta cheese, and cranberries. When ready to serve, toss with dressing.