Caramelized Apple Salad with Blue Cheese, Walnuts and Dijon Dressing
2 T butter
2 apples – halved, cored and sliced into 1/4 inch wedges
1 T honey
4-6 large handfuls of mixed salad greens
3/4 cup blue cheese – crumbled
1/2 cup walnuts – toasted and chopped
1 T apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
Salt and pepper
Prepare the dressing by whisking all ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.
To prepare the apples, melt butter in large sauté pan over medium heat, add apples and cook for 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Drizzle honey over the apples and continue to cook and stir until slightly brown and caramelized. Place apples on a plate to cool.
To prepare the salad, toss greens with the dressing (may not require all dressing) then add apples, blue cheese, walnuts and serve immediately. Serves 4-6.
Kunde Family Winery Chardonnay – C.S. Ridge Vineyard