In case you haven’t noticed it is apple season.  There are gigantic displays of apples at the grocery store (no trees here 🙁 ), and it got me thinking that I should share some of my favorite apple recipes.  I will share them over the next couple of weeks.  I have some I really want to try, like this one and this one.  (As long as there is apples in the recipe it is healthy, no?)  Today’s recipe actually is a healthy one, I won’t start you off on cake. 😉



Apple-Cheddar Salad with Walnuts (from Good Housekeeping, October 2007)

1/4 c. apple cider or apple juice

2 Tbsp. cider vinegar

1 tsp. honey

1/4 tsp. Salt

1/8 tsp. Pepper

1 head Boston or Butter lettuce, torn into pieces

1 lb. Pink Lady, Honey Crisp, or Empire apples (2 to 3 medium), cored and thinly sliced

1/4 c. walnuts, toasted

3 oz. shaved extra-sharp Cheddar Cheese

In large serving bowl, whisk together cider, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.  Add lettuce and apple slices and toss to coat.  Arrange salad on 6 plates; top with walnuts and cheddar cheese.


I actually like to eat this for lunch, so I whisk the dressing ingredients together in a container and then just put some lettuce, half an apple, some walnuts, and cheese on a plate and drizzle the dressing on then toss with my fork.