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Grilled Apple Tossed Salad Recipe

Grilled Apple Tossed Salad Recipe

The grilled apples in this salad combine so well with the blue cheese, walnuts and balsamic dressing. I like to serve it on pink Depression glass dessert plates from my great-grandmother. —Paul Soska, Toledo, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup white or regular balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha Asian hot chili sauce
  • 2 large apples, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 1 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Directions

  • 1. For dressing, whisk together first eight ingredients. In a bowl, toss apples with 1/4 cup dressing.
  • 2. Place apple slices on a grill rack over medium heat; reserve dressing left in bowl. Grill apples, covered, until tender and lightly browned, 3-4 minutes per side, brushing with reserved marinade.
  • 3. To serve, toss greens with remaining dressing. Top with grilled apples, walnuts and cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Recipe Note

Health Tip: Lighten this salad by leaving off the walnuts and blue cheese. You’ll save 150 calories per serving, but the grilled apples and homemade dressing will still make it taste like it came from a restaurant.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 341 calories, 28g fat (5g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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kristinscotth User ID: 2609242 159291
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2010

"I wanted to try this recipe for a long time, but I held off worried that I would hate the bleu cheese. I haven't always been a fan of the bleu. But, it was perfect in this salad. I love the combination of the bleu cheese with the toasted walnuts, and those marinated apples were so good. Just try it!"

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