Apple and Blue Cheese salad with Honeyed Walnuts

Makes 4-6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup walnut pieces
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup crumbled Isle St Jean “Bleu D’Acadie” blue cheese
  • 2 large MacIntosh Apple, sliced thinly
  • 6 cups baby spinach or other greens
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F. Warm the honey in a microwave-safe bowl, then stir in the cayenne, salt and walnuts. Spread the mixture into an even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let the nut mixture cool completely on the baking sheet, then crumble into large chunks.
  • Whisk together the oil, vinegar, and honey, then season generously with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Arrange the greens in a bowl or serving platter, then top with apples, blue cheese and candied nuts. Give the dressing another stir, then pour it over the salad. Serve right away!
Pairs well with:
Kim Crawford Pinot Gris
New Zealand
$21.99