Saturday, November 01, 2014

Salad of baked apples, cheese & walnuts

Salad assembly:

For this recipe, you need:

- lettuce or any greens, thoroughly washed and cut into bite-size pieces

- two pieces of large tomatoes, sliced

- candied walnuts

- baked apples

- blue cheese & cream cheese or any one of these

- your preferred salad dressing or vinaigrette

- the original recipe also called dried figs or dates, but like me, you may skip these if you don't have it

To prepare the baked apples -

Preheat oven to 350F

Slice the apples and bring to a boil in a saucepan filled with water and wine (red or white)

Dry the apples and spread with cheese

Bake in the oven for 8 or 10 minutes or until cheese is properly set in the apple

To make candied walnuts -

Boil 1/3 cup water and add 1/2 cup sugar. Add walnuts once mixture is reduced then strain. Leave walnuts to dry on a tray.

Final step:

Arrange your salad greens on a plate. Top with the sliced tomatoes, baked apples with cheese and candied walnuts. Drizzle with your favorite dressing; in my case, it was some Italian label balsamic glaze. Enjoy!