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Holiday Apple Salad

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If you’ve been asked to bring a salad to a holiday party, look no further than this recipe complete with homemade pecans! Krista Numbers with Simplify Supper joined us with the recipe. 

Holiday Apple Salad
Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 C pecans
  • 6 C mixed greens
  • 2 apples, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 C crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 C extra-virgin olive oil

Directions: 

  1. Candy pecans: In a skillet over medium heat, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and water. Stir, letting sugar dissolve, then add pecans and toss until totally coated. Let simmer 5 minutes until sticky, then remove from heat and let cool on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
    • (Pecans you don’t use for the salad can be stored in an airtight container up to 1 week.)
  2. Assemble salad: In a large bowl, combine greens, apples, candied pecans, blue cheese, and dried cranberries. Refrigerate until ready to dress and serve.
  3. Make dressing: In a bowl or glass jar, whisk together apple cider vinegar, shallot, Dijon, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Drizzle salad with dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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