By Karin Calloway
Special Cider Salad
Set the tone for a fantastic autumn meal with this Special Cider Salad and your guests will be clamoring for the recipe. This combination of crisp greens, crunchy apple, spiced pecans, crumbled blue cheese and cider vinaigrette is a salad lover’s "heaven on a plate."
Most of the components of the salad can be prepared well ahead of time, freeing you up to enjoy your guests. Early in the day you can wash and dry the lettuce leaves, prepare the spiced pecans, crumble the cheese and whip up the dressing. When you’re ready to serve, simply dice up an apple and plate the salads.
This salad is especially delicious served on chilled salad plates. This step is one we often neglect when entertaining at home, but it’s as simple as putting the salad plates in the freezer a few hours before the guests arrive.
Makes 1 cup.
Makes 1 cup dressing.