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Autumn Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr
Yield 12 servings (serving size: about 1 cup salad and 1 teaspoon cheese)
This recipe is similar to a salad Hunt traditionally serves at her annual gathering, using locally grown Asian pears and Macoun apples. Asian pears and Granny Smith apples (a good substitute for Macouns) are available at supermarkets.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of dried basil
  • Pinch of ground red pepper
  • 5 cups mixed salad greens
  • 4 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 1/2 cups cubed Asian pear (about 1 large)
  • 2 cups chopped Granny Smith apple (about 1 large)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled goat cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 48
  • caloriesfromfat 60 %
  • fat 3.2 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 4.7 g
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • cholesterol 2 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 40 mg
  • calcium 19 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  2. Combine salad greens, romaine lettuce, Asian pear, apple, and red onion in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette, and toss well to coat. Sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese.

Cook's Notes

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