Cinnamon Apple Salad

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cool: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1 Golden Delicious apple, quartered and cored
2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola oil
1 (8- to 10-oz.) package gourmet mixed salad greens, thoroughly washed
1/2 (4-oz.) package crumbled goat cheese
3 tablespoons walnuts, coarsely chopped

Preparation

1. Cut apple quarters into 1/4-inch slices. Microwave slices, 2 tsp. water, and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 minute, stirring once. Cool 10 minutes.

2. Whisk together vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, and remaining 1 tsp. cinnamon until well combined. Add canola oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly.

3. Toss 1/2 cup vinaigrette with salad greens. Sprinkle salad evenly with goat cheese, walnuts, and apple mixture. Serve remaining vinaigrette with salad, if desired, or refrigerate up to 1 week.

Note:

Ann Fosnight, Boulder, Colorado,

December 2006