Apple salad

Apple salad

Way again when I began this website, I meant to create about a variety of subjects. Like Cookie, of program, as effectively as interior style and vogue and whatnot. I instantly identified that I didn’t truly feel great pushing needless material items and ran out of articles. I was stuck—I couldn’t submit Cookie photos all week lengthy and anticipate folks to arrive back again for a lot more. (Or could I?)

Luckily, I found that I could share recipes on the web, which gave me some thing to publish about and photograph. Healthful, attainable, come to feel-good recipes, those are my jam. Like this salad, which has been my default recently. I created it a few instances for each and every of my 3 Thanksgiving feasts (two friendsgivings and 1 family Thanksgiving!), and it received a heat welcome at every table.

I typically consider to outdo myself when it will come to salads, but I kept this one particular easy. It’s good to have a favorite inexperienced salad to pair with wintertime soups and heavier holiday getaway/comfort foods, like lasagna. This salad goes excellent with my creamy pumpkin soup and Thai curried butternut soup.

If you really feel like changing this salad up, I believe roasted winter squash would be a welcome addition, as properly as warmed, leftover cooked grains. Really, you may possibly want to check out a handful of of my much more concerned salads while you’re at it. There’s this fennel and kale salad, or Deb’s kale salad, or this roasted delicata squash salad. Let’s hear it for salads!

Favourite Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Pepitas

  • Author: Cookie and Kate
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Overall Time: 10 minutes
  • Generate: four s > one x
  • Group: Salad
  • Approach: By hand
  • Cuisine: American

5 from 27 critiques

My preferred new salad featuring healthy greens, sliced apple, toasted pepitas, dried cranberries and crumbled goat cheese. Toss with my straightforward apple cider vinaigrette (recipe under) or get a shortcut and use retailer-bought balsamic dressing rather. Buy natural greens and apple to steer clear of pesticides. Recipe yields two complete-sized salads or 4 aspect salads.


  • 5 ounce s (about 5 cup s) spring greens salad blend
  • 1 big Granny Smith apple
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup pepitas (environmentally friendly pumpkin seeds)
  • two ounce s chilled goat cheese, crumbled (or about cup crumbled goat cheese)


  1. Toast the pepitas: In a medium-sized skillet, toast the pepitas in excess of medium warmth, stirring regularly, till they are turning golden on the edges and creating tiny popping noises. Transfer the pepitas to a little bowl to awesome.
  2. Make the dressing: In a cup or jar, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, honey and mustard until finally emulsified. Time to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Just prior to serving, chop the apple into slender, bite-sized pieces. Place your greens in a massive serving bowl. Top with sliced apple, dried cranberries and toasted pepitas. Use a fork to crumble the goat cheese over the salad. Drizzle the salad with just sufficient dressing to frivolously coat the leaves when tossed (you probably won’t require all of it). Carefully toss to combine all of the substances and serve!

Serving ideas: This salad would go nicely with any of my other winter recipes! For genuine.
Make it vegan: Substitute maple syrup for the honey and omit the cheese.
Storage suggestions: Spring greens wilt rapidly after they’ve been tossed with dressing, so shop dressing separately from the greens. Apples oxidize rapidly as soon as they’re lower open up, so I chop them just before serving the salad. For a salad with far more longevity, swap chopped kale for the spring greens (like this). Bonus? The dressing will maintain the chopped apples searching fresh.

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