Friday, October 12, 2012

Apple, Manchego and Marcona Almond Salad

It is fall and we are still picking apples off the tree! One of my favorite snacks is sliced, fresh cut apples along side a Spanish cheese, made from sheep's milk called Manchego and a handful of Spanish Marcona almonds. What about combining all to create a fall salad?
Apple, Manchego, and Marcona Almond Salad
2 Honeycrisp apples, cored and thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 cups salad mix, baby greens and Arugula combined
2 ounces Manchego cheese, sliced like the apples
1/4 cup Marcona almonds

1 small shallot, chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon sherry vinegar
salt and fresh pepper, to taste
3 Tablespoons olive oil
Blend shallot, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper together in a food processor. Add oil and combine.

For the salad, toss the apples with lemon juice to prevent browning. In a large salad bowl, combine salad greens, apples, cheese and almonds and toss with enough dressing to coat salad.

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