I have to confess… I am a salad freak… I love salads, and love to change them all the time. I’ll explain… I never do the same salad twice, I mean by definition a salad is a mix of ingredients, so I always mix it up. Sometimes I simply change a bit the dressing, or an ingredient, or the method (grilling stuff, pickle, etc). There is obviously those salad which are “traditional” which I wouldn’t dare to touch, like the caprese, greek, or russian salads. Those are set, but the rest of salads, it’s pure delight each time you find a new combination, then u add a little something to it like sunflower seeds or nuts… then maybe try it with a touch of cheese or fruit.
I love salads that contains it all! A touch of fruit, nut and cheese is my top favorite combination for salads. But when you watch your calories, then you opt for a cheese free salad or if there is an avocado in it which is already fat then you cut on the oil and cheese… Anyways this one is a kind of classic salad, with a touch of all those magic ingredients (fruit, cheese and nut). I could have add an apple slice on a piece of bread, topped with the cheddar and toast it, then serve it on top as a cracker. It would have been a whole new salad although all the same ingredients. I love salads! They are fun to play with, perfect therapy for creative souls.
Ok let’s do this Apple salad!
Apple, Cheddar and Walnut Salad
Makes 4 portions
- 1 bag of your favorite salad mix
- 1 apple (slice last minute)
- 20 cherry tomatoes
- 10 walnuts
- old cheddar
- onion sprouts *optional
- 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp of cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp of apple juice
- 1 tsp of white wine mustard (or the a l’ancienne, or your favorite kind)
- salt, pepper
- Add the salad, cherry tomatoes, cracked walnuts, to salad plates
- Mix up the ingredients for the dressing, mix good
- Slice the apple, add a squeeze of lime on them if you want to keep them white longer
- Add the apple slices to the salad
- Add the dressing to each salad
- Top with, shaved with the peeler, old cheddar and the onion sprouts