It’s apple season, baby! I’ve got a delicious salad recipe for you today that celebrates fall flavors with thinly sliced apples, pomegranate seeds, and a delicious apple cider vinaigrette.
UPDATE: I’m so delighted at how many of you tag me in Thanksgiving photos last year because you made this salad! It’s perfect for Thanksgiving but don’t discount it for Halloween either. I served this as the first course at Disney Dinners: Hocus Pocus and it definitely put a spell on my guests.
I layer the whole salad on a platter. It’s so easy to make! The dressing takes just five minutes to whisk together and easily serves six.
I love food like this so much: it’s easy, fresh, impressive; it’s quick but fancy. I will be making this all fall. It would also make a lovely Thanksgiving side dish. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!
1 apple (I love Honeycrisp and Gala)
Feta cheese (goat cheese crumbles or bleu cheese would be great too!)
Apple cider vinaigrette, recipe follows
- Cut an apple in half, then thinly slice, removing any hard core from slices.
- Arrange salad greens on a platter (or build directly on plates or in a salad bowl). Fan out thinly sliced apple. Crumble feta cheese on top. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds and toasted pecans over salad. Serve with apple cider vinaigrette.
Apple Cider Vinaigrette
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt, pepper to taste
- Pour olive oil in a jar. Slowly stream apple cider vinegar into olive oil, using an electric salad whisk to emulsify the dressing. Whisk in honey, Dijon, and salt and pepper to taste.
Watch me make it:
Read more about Disney Dinners: Hocus Pocus here. Watch the episode here: