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Autumn Harvest Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Posted in Salads by Paul Gauche on October 4, 2009

Autumn Harvest Salad Soft Focus 2

  • 1 bag (5 ounces) baby spinach, salad blend
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ pound applewood smoked bacon (about 4 or 5 slices), cooked and drained on paper towels, and crumbled
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar (see following recipe)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

 In a large salad bowl toss the spinach with the apple, cranberries, red onion, and bacon. Add the vinaigrette to taste and gently toss. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

~ Serves 4-6

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  •  1/3 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

~ Makes 1 cup

In a small bowl whisk together the sugar, dry mustard, distilled white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce until the sugar has dissolved. Slowly add the oil in a stream, whisking to emulsify. Refrigerate until ready to use.


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