This salad comes together in about 15 minutes. It is a family seasonal favorite using apple cider. I love the mixture of crunchy, sweet, and savory from the toasted pecans, lettuce, cranberries, and feta.
Apple, Cranberry, Feta and Toasted Pecan Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
5 ounces baby spring mix
Apple Cider Vinaigrette (recipe below)
1 gala apple, thinly sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup pecan pieces, toasted
Toast pecan pieces in a 350ºF oven for 3 to 5 minutes. Pour into a bowl to cool. Make vinaigrette. Dress salad mix with vinaigrette then divide between 4 salad plates. Place remaining ingredients decoratively on top. Enjoy!
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
1/2 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon iodized salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Boil apple cider in a small saucepan and reduce to 1/4 cup (about 5 minutes). Mix with remaining ingredients in a mason jar. Shake to combine.
Published in The News & Neighbor on September 26, 2020.