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Roasted Apple & Cheddar Salad

Roasted Apple & Cheddar Salad
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Roasted apples and Cheddar cheese turn an ordinary mixed green salad into something extra-special. You can use pears for this recipe as well.

Ingredients
Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons
    red-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons
    apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon
    honey
  • 2 tablespoons
    Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon
    salt
  • apples, preferably Fuji, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 teaspoons
    extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 4 sprigs
    fresh thyme, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 cup
    walnuts, chopped
  • 3 cups
    baby spinach, or torn spinach leaves
  • 3 cups
    Boston lettuce, torn
  • 3 cups
    curly endive, torn
  • 2/3 cup
    sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  •  
    freshly ground pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. To prepare dressing: Whisk vinegar, apple juice, 1 tablespoon oil, honey, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. To roast apples & prepare salad: Toss apples with 2 teaspoons oil and thyme in a medium bowl; spread evenly on a baking sheet. Roast, turning once or twice, until the apples are soft and golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Discard fresh thyme, if using. Let cool.
  4. While the apples are roasting, toast walnuts in a small baking pan until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
  5. Just before serving, combine spinach, lettuce and endive in a large bowl; toss gently to mix. Divide the greens among 6 plates, drizzle with dressing and top with cheese, roasted apples and walnuts. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories196
  • Fat14 g
    • Saturated fat4 g
  • Cholesterol13 g
  • Carbohydrates15 g
    • Dietary fiber3 g
  • Protein4 g
  • Sodium173 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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