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Romaine Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

 Romaine Salad with Apple Vinaigrette
Looking for a salad that’s simple but special? This one is always a hit when I bring it to a potluck at work. I blend apples into the vinaigrette and mix them with the romaine, too.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1/3 chopped peeled ripe pear
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • SALAD:
  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 2 medium apples, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1-1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • In a blender, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and process
  • for 30 seconds or until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil
  • in a steady stream.
  • In a serving bowl, combine the romaine, apples and pine nuts. Drizzle
  • with vinaigrette; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (1 cup
  • vinaigrette).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 200 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 284 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.