This salad is fabulous.
It was easy to make and had a wide range of flavors that worked perfect together.
Grilling the apple brought the sweetness out and added that hint of smokiness that paired perfect with the bite and creaminess of the white cheddar cheese. The vinaigrette has a sweet and sour thing going on with a hint of heat that softly hits the back of your throat.
Top it off with the toasted pecans and you have a salad that's far from ordinary.
GRILLED APPLE SALAD with
BROWN SUGAR VINAIGRETTE
Gala apples (slice across, drizzle with olive oil and
grill over medium heat, 2-3 minutes on each side)
Shaved x-sharp white cheddar cheese
Toasted whole pecans or walnuts
Toss together mixed greens & spinach, top with grilled apple slices, shaved white cheddar cheese and toasted pecans. Drizzle with Brown Sugar Viniagrette.
Brown Sugar Vinaigrette
2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp dark brown sugar
Place all ingredients in a jar and shake.
Labels: grilled apples, pecans, salad