Salads and Dressings

I Love Apple Salad

December 15, 2015

apple salad

I was having a dinner party and wanted to make a salad.  If you follow my posts, you know I am not great at salads.  I’m trying, but can’t quite get it right.  This one is close….a little work on the dressing and we may have a winner.

I love Bibb lettuce.  I tried to grow in my garden this year, with marginal success (yes, I will try again next year).  I also love apples (I am also growing an apple tree).  Using Bibb lettuce as the base, I added a sliced apples, handful or two of pecans, 1/2 cup of goat cheese and some fresh made croutons.

For the dressing, I used apple juice, apple cider vinegar, blue agave nectar, olive oil and salt and pepper.

Dressing was a little “appley” (is that a word)….I almost have it….lacking good pictures as I was already enjoying several glasses of wine…

I Love Apple Salad
Recipe type: Salad
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
Loved this salad. Dressing was easy to make. You can skip toasting the pecans and making your own croutons and it would be a great weekday meal!
  • 1-2 heads of Bibb lettuce -
  • 1 apple sliced (I left the peel on)
  • 1 cup of toasted pecans
  • ½ - 1 cup of of crumbled goat cheese
  • Dressing
  • ½- 1 cup of apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • couple tablespoons of blue agave nectar
  • ¼-1/2 cup of olive oil.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine salad ingredients - set aside.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients, start at the low end of measurements and continue to add to taste.
  3. Serve immediately.
  4. Enjoy!


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