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Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

Apple Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

This seasonal salad will be a hit at any gathering. It’s also easy for weeknights; just halve the recipe. —Beth Dauenhauer, Pueblo, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup thawed frozen apple juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 9 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 large tart apples, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. In a large bowl, combine salad greens, apples, onion and walnuts. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 87 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.