The Organic Kitchen Chopped Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

 

I love this salad! Chopped romaine, caramelized walnuts, diced apples, dried cranberries and aged gouda drizzled with an amazing tangy apple vinaigrette. It looks lovely and tastes even better!
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Chopped Salad with Apple Vinaigrette from The Organic Kitchen

 

The Apple Vinaigrette:

The salad dressing on this salad is the perverbial icing on the cake! It is made with heart healthy olive oil, apple juice concentrate and white balsamic vinegar. My favorite white balsamic vinegar is called Prelibato. It is smooth and creamy and really makes a difference in a salad dressing. 

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 The Recipe: Chopped Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

Tips and what you will need: After using frozen apple juice concentrate, replace lid, cover with plastic wrap and use a rubber to seal, put back in freezer so you can use it again next time! See ‘how to caramelize nuts here. You will need  apple cider vinegar, white balsamic vinegar and sea salt (my favorites) Affiliate links.

The Organic Kitchen Chopped Salad with Apple Vinaigrette
 
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Ingredients
  • For salad:
  • 1½ heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup good quality Gouda cheese, diced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup walnuts raw or caramelized, to taste (see link above)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples diced
  • Apple Vinaigrette:
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 T frozen organic apple juice concentrate (reseal with plastic and a rubber band and place back in freezer to avoid waste)
  • 4 T apple cider vinegar
  • 3 T white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. For salad:
  2. Combine ingredients, dress with apple vinaigrette. Toss and serve.
  3. For Dressing:
  4. Combine all ingredients and whisk. Dress salad. Save extra dressing in covered container in the fridge for up to a week. Once plated, add more freshly ground pepper if desired.

 

 

 

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