It’s finally apple season! I love going apple picking every fall and am excited to take baby T to his first apple orchard this upcoming week. Unfortunately for most of the states in the Great Lakes area (NY, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio), many of the apple crops are diminished by up to 80% due to a late frost. It looks like Massachusetts orchards had a pretty decent year however.
I’ve made similar variations of this salad in the past and I love how the apples, cheese, and walnuts pair so well with the dressing. This salad would be great for lunch on its own. For dinner, it would nicely pair with a roast chicken.
- 12 ounces spring mix salad greens
- 2 whole apples, cored And sliced very thin
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ¼ cup dried cherries
- 6 ounces, crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- salt And pepper, to taste
- Add greens, apple slices, walnuts, dried cherries, and blue cheese into a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together dijon, maple syrup, vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
- Pour a little salad dressing over the top of the salad and toss to combine. Taste salad and add more salad dressing to taste.
Source: Adapted from The Pioneer Woman