27 December, 2021
Apple Pecan and Goat Cheese Salad with Maple Apple DressingComments : 1 Posted in : Brunch or Lunch, Dressings - Marinades - Salsas - Sauces, Soups - Salads - Sandwiches on by : Cook Plate Fork Tags: Apple, homemade, homemade dressing, homemade vinaigrette, pecans, romaine lettuce, salad ingredients
Why make your own salad dressing?
Because – Homemade tastes better!
Store brands are often watered down with, well, water, and other cheap ingredients, like corn syrup, thickeners, and other ingredients called fillers – and that is exactly what they do – they don’t even add flavor but are added just to fill the extra space in the jar.
Salad dressing or a vinaigrette can easily be brought together in a matter of minutes with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.
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Having on hand in the kitchen a bottle of different vinegars such as balsamic, red wine, apple cider, distilled white and rice, is plenty for a variety of homemade salad dressings and vinaigrettes.
Depending on the dressing or vinaigrette you want to maker only requires one of the vinegars above with some olive oil and other fresh ingredients.
Such as fresh herbs, sour cream, buttermilk, and even fresh fruit. among many others.
Remember, a homemade salad dressing is easy and comes together in minutes! It tastes delicious and avoids the additives in store-bought dressings.
Apple Pecan and Goat Cheese Salad with Maple Apple Dressing
3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
1 red apple, cored and sliced thinly with skin
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons pecans, cut each half pecan in half
3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese (can also use feta or sharp white cheddar cheese)
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Maple-Apple Vinaigrette Dressing
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1//4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Add ingredients to a jar, screw on lid and shake till well combined.
In a salad bowl, add prepared vinaigrette.
Next add leafy greens, apples slices, dried cranberries, pecans and goat cheese, toss until well combined. Plate and enjoy.
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