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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Apple Parmesan Salad

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!


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.


  1. Congrats on your new little one! This salad sounds like something I would love, I will be trying it very tomorrow:)

  2. Yumm! Finally gonna make this tonight!!

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  4. I'm not a fan of salads but with this recipe I think I'm going to love it. It looks delicious.

  5. Parmesan salad is a very healthy kind of food. It is very important to stay fit today to avoid any kind of illnesses. And also, Parmesan salad is also cheap.
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  6. Perfect recipe! I love it. I'll try this one. It looks delicious and very healthy. Thanks for sharing. There's no doubt about it, Very good blog.

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