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Green Salad with Apples and Toasted Walnuts

Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Lynn Miller
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 2 Granny Smith or other tart apples, cored, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens

Nutrition Information

  • calories 201
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 794 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spread walnut pieces on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake walnuts for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until just toasted. Pour into a bowl to cool.

    Peeling, Coring, and Chopping an Apple
  2. Place apples in a bowl and toss with 1 Tbsp. vinegar. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining vinegar, mustard, shallot and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Whisking constantly, drizzle in olive oil and continue to whisk until smoothly blended.

  3. Place salad greens, apples and walnuts in a large bowl. Toss with dressing just before serving.

Cook's Notes

This recipe also appeared in the October 2009 issue.