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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Apple and Red Onion Salad

Apple and Red Onion Salad RecipeThis is recipe from the US Military's "Grill Sergeants" program at the Pentagon Channel

Bouquet of Greens with Apple, Red Onion and Balsamic Walnut Vinaigrette

2 cups spring mix or baby field greens
1 ea, 4 strips cucumber (shaved lengthwise)
1 ea Fuji apple (cut into wedges)
1 ea red onion (halved then sliced)
1/2 cup walnuts (toasted)
4 oz fresh goat cheese
Optional crouton

Gather 1/2 cup of field greens and wrap them with cucumber slice. Arrange apple, onion, walnuts, and cheese around bouquet. Yield: 4 servings

Balsamic Walnut Vinaigrette

1 ea shallot, minced
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup walnut oil
To taste salt and pepper

Whisk together shallot, balsamic, and dijon mustard. Add the walnut and olive oil in a slow stream while constantly whisking. Season with salt and pepper.

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