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Apple, Walnut, and Endive Salad

Be sure to use crisp apples with a tart edge, such as Empire or Winesap, for this salad. Per serving: 272 calories; 5 g protein; 23 g fat; 13 g carbs; 2 g fiber.

  • yield: Serves 4

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 red apples, quartered, cored, and each quarter cut into 8 wedges
  • 3 ounces baby arugula, washed and dried (6 cups)
  • 1 Belgian endive, leaves separated, washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a small skillet over medium heat, toast walnuts, stirring frequently until crisp and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, shallot, and vinegar until well combined. Whisk in the oil until thick; season with salt and pepper.

  3. Step 3

    Add apple and arugula; toss to coat. Arrange endive leaves on four serving plates, top with apple mixture and scatter mint, cheese, and walnuts over the top.

Source
Body+Soul, September 2007

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Reviews (5)

  • 21 Nov, 2011

    At our house we use feta or gorgonzola cheese in place of the goat cheese. Such a fresh, balanced salad. LOVE IT!

    Tiffany
    http://www.transferofhealth.com

  • 9 Oct, 2008

    P.S. Careful when toasting those walnuts...medium low flame only...and to prevent burning I spray with a coating of Pam Organic Olive Oil.

    :)

  • 9 Oct, 2008

    We eat this once a week. Great meal. We like to add a bit more honey into the sauce and we also use blue cheese. Works perfectly. Not huge fans of grassy goat and feta is sorta dull.

    Also, for apple, use Golden Crisp for this versus Fuji...better choice.

  • 9 Oct, 2008

    Try feta cheese instead of the goat cheese. I really love it.

  • 1 Oct, 2008

    My family really dislikes goat cheese. Any suggestions for substitutions?