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Chopped Apple Salad with Blue Cheese and Spicy Orange Vinaigrette
CATEGORY: Salad
 
A natural mix of flavors...The apple, cheese and toasted walnuts are perfect together!
ChoppedAppleSalad
SERVINGS: 8
PREP TIME:  15 min.
INGREDIENTS
  • Spicy Orange Vinaigrette:
  • 2 c orange juice
  • 2 T red wine vinegar
  • 2 T coarsely chopped red onion 
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 T chile powder
  • 1 T honey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3/4c olive oil
  • Salad:
  • 6 apples (Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji) any or a combination of all, skin left on, core removed and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 cups red or green leaf lettuce
  • 2 heads endive, thinly sliced
  • 1 c toasted coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 8- 12 oz. blue cheese, crumbled 
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
DIRECTIONS
  1. Vinaigrette:  Whisk together the first 7 ingredients.  Slowly pour in olive oil, whisking briskly to combine completely.
  2. Salad:  In a large wooden bowl combine all ingredients.  Pour desired amount of dressing over salad ingredients and toss to coat.