Pecan Recipes
Pecan Recipes

Grilled Apple Salad


 
1 cup pecan halves, toasted
4 Gala apples
1 (6 oz.) package baby spinach
1 (5 oz.) package spring mix
3 oz. extra-sharp white cheddar cheese, shaved
Salt and pepper to taste
Brown Sugar-Cider Vinaigrette
 
Coat the grill with olive oil or cooking spray. Preheat the grill to a medium-high heat.  Cut the apples crosswise into ¼ inch thick rings. Grill apple rings, covered with grill lid, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender. Arrange the spinach, mixed greens on a plate and top with apples, cheese, and toasted pecans.  Season with salt and pepper and serve with the vinaigrette.
 
Brown Sugar-Cider Vinaigrette
2/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 green onions, minced
3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
3 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ tsp. dried crushed red pepper
¼ tsp. salt
Whisk together all ingredients until blended.
 
Lisa’s Notes:  Great combination of flavors and a perfect salad for colder weather.  I tend to eat fewer salads when the weather turns cooler but with the grilled apples, toasted pecans and bold dressing, this salad is perfect for fall and winter.
 
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