Apple Cranberry Holiday Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 8 C. mixed greens
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese, 1/4″ cubes (we found a cheddar with cinnamon and apples blended in the cheese and it was exceptional!)
  • 2 unpeeled, chopped apples (try Gala or Honeycrisp – anything with two tone coloring of red and gold)
  • 3/4 red onion (sliced thin)
  • Dried cranberries
  • 3/4 C. walnuts (optional)
  • 1/3 C. The Olive Tap’s Cranberry Pear Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/3 C. The Olive Tap’s Mia’s Blend 100% EVOO or any one of your favorite 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils

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Evenly distribute mixed greens onto chilled salad plates (1 c. each plate). Top greens with cheddar cheese, apples, red onions, cranberries and walnuts.

Vinaigrette:
Measure extra virgin olive oil into a small bowl. Slowly add the balsamic vinegar, whisking continuously. Add salt and pepper to taste and whisk until emulsified. Drizzle each plate with vinaigrette and serve immediately.

Note:
For this recipe we used a 1 to 1 ratio of oil to vinegar, creating a sweeter vinaigrette. If you would like to reduce the sweetness, alter your ratios to 2 or 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar.

An Olive Tap Original by Jean, Long Grove, IL