Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sasha's Kitchen: Fall Apple Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

I love apples in the fall, and Honeycrisp - the crispest, tart apples out there, are my favorite variety. This salad is quite simple and really nothing more than throwing together a few of my favorite fall ingredients.  My favorite apple salad is still this one with the caramelized apples and spicy orange or tangerine vinaigrette, but this salad is much easier to make in a pinch. 

I have a bunch of exciting recipes on tap for this weekend and next week, including a new tuna dish, several new squash recipes, new cupcakes, and pumpkin ice cream using my new ice cream maker. So stay tuned!

Sasha's Fall Apple Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
Mixed organic greens
2 Honeycrisp apples, peeled and diced
Crumbled goat cheese
Dried Cranberries
Slivered almonds
1/2 cup Canola Oil or Olive Oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 T Vermont maple syrup
pepper to taste

Preparing this recipe is really simple. Saute the apples in canola oil to soften for about five minutes (don't use any sugar). Combine with the other salad ingredients. Make the vinaigrette by shaking the Canola oil, balsamic vinegar, Vermont maple syrup and a bit of pepper to taste.



  1. Oh yum! What a wonderful fall salad. Think that would just be a wonderful Thanksgiving starter.


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