I adore apples. Especially this time of year when they are at their peak. Fresh, crisp, delicious!!
This salad is a fabulous way to use some of those incredible apples! The dressing perfectly compliments the crisp apples and the parmesan adds a bit of "bite" so it's not too sweet. And the pine nuts add great texture! It is one of my favorite salad recipes.
I think it would be wonderful served with some seasoned grilled chicken on top for lunch or dinner!
APPLE PARMESAN SALAD
1/2 cup olive oil
2 T. balsamic vinegar
1 T. lemon juice
2 tsp. dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
Romaine or Baby Salad Greens, chopped
2 medium apples (sweet not tart)
(Gala, Fuji, Ginger Gold, or Golden Delicious)
1/2 cups pine nuts, toasted
4 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated
Whisk together first eight ingredients. Put chopped lettuce in bowl. Core, halve, and slice apples and add to the lettuce. Whisk dressing again and add sparingly to the lettuce and toss. Sprinkle with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. Serve remaining dressing on the side.