Sunday, July 12, 2015

Apple Pecan Salad

Joe and Son's Olive Oils Store recently added an incredible White Balsamic Vinegar to its extensive list of offerings.  The name of this White Balsamic? .......Gravenstein Apple White Balsamic.     Well, as soon as we get something new in the store, we're eager to use it so we can share a new recipe with you. And that's what we have here for you.

Over the summer, we've become accustomed to having a dinner salad on Monday evenings. So, it seemed logical to serve one featuring the newest member of "Our Family".  I added chicken strips to this salad, but if you prefer a meatless Monday dinner, this is equally good and just as pretty without the chicken.


Apple Pecan Salad

¼ cup good quality Honey…I used Palma Ceia Honey, found at Joe and Son’s Olive Oil Store
4 tablespoons Joe and Son’s Gravenstein Apple White Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Joe and Son’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6 cups torn Romaine lettuce
5 cups baby spinach leaves
½ red onion, sliced into thin rounds
1 medium red apple, thinly sliced
1 cup pecan halves
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
½ cup dried cranberries OR raisins
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the Honey, Balsamic Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive oil. Shake vigorously to form an emulsion.

Place the remaining ingredients in a large serving bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat evenly.
Top with strips of cooked chicken breast, if desired.

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