Grilled Apple Salad

 

Grill fresh apple slices and serve them on spring greens and spinach. Accent the sweetness of the apples with shaved Cheddar cheese and a cider vinaigrette.

Yield: Makes 8 servings

 

Ingredients:

•  1 cup pecan halves

•  Vegetable cooking spray

•  4 Gala apples (about 1 1/2 lb.)

•  1 (6-oz.) package baby spinach, thoroughly washed

•  1 (5-oz.) package spring greens mix, thoroughly washed

•  3 ounces extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese, shaved

•  Salt and pepper to taste

•  Brown Sugar-Cider Vinaigrette

Preparation:

1.  Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring after 4 minutes.

2.  Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray, and place on grill. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Cut apples crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rings, cutting from one side through the other.

3.  Grill apple rings, covered with grill lid, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender. Arrange spinach and spring greens mix on a serving platter; top with apples, cheese, and toasted pecans. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Brown Sugar-Cider Vinaigrette.

 

Southern Living

SEPTEMBER 2009

 

Source: MyRecipes