November 15, 2014

Autumn Salad

It's getting pretty cold outside, and as the cooler weather comes in, so does the cravings for fall flavors. This salad is perfect for when you want a hearty snack or a light meal. Juicy Honey Crisp apples, candied walnuts, peppery greens, sweet dried cranberries, all topped off with a light raspberry and walnut vinaigrette, yum! This simple salad is sure to be a hit.

Here's what you'll need:
  • 4 cups Baby Kale $1.00
  • 4 cups Arugula $1.00
  • 4 tablespoons Lite Raspberry & Walnut Vinaigrette 0.44
  •  2 Honey Crisp Apples $2.28
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries $1.33
  • 1/4 cup Glazed Walnuts $1.33

Serving Size: 1/4 salad
Total Servings: 4
Price Per Serving: $1.84
Nutrition (per serving):
      Calories: 178
      Carbs: 30 g
      Fat: 6 g
      Protein: 3 g

First, cut up your apple into small sticks by slicing into 3 sections, and then cutting those sections lengthwise. you may want to sprinkle with a little but or lemon juice to keep them from browning, but thats optional.

Combine your greens, half of your apples, walnuts, cranberries, and dressing in a large mixing bowl. Be sure to measure your vinaigrette, its easy to just pour it on, but you have to watch the quantity. Then mix everything together until it is all covered with the vinaigrette.

At my grocery store, they sell a package of cranberries and candied walnuts combined in one small bag. This is great because you don't have to buy them separately, and also you'll use most of it so you wont be tempted to eat a whole bunch of those walnuts.

Separate the salad into 4 bowls and top with the remaining sliced apples, and you're done! 

Happy Cooking!

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