Mixed Greens & Piñata Apple Salad W/Cotija for 1

Total Time
10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Grown in Washington state, "Piñata's heirloom parentage (it's a cross between Golden Delicious, and the heirlooms Cox's Orange Pippin, and the Duchess of Oldenburg varieties) gives the apple a unique flavor. Piñata apples are crisp and juicy with all the classic apple flavors that you love, and a unique tropical finish." I discovered this new variety (new to me) during the Holidays and couldn't wait to try them in a recipe! Here's one I found on stemlit.com. Growing season for the 'Piñata' apple is December through April here in the PNW. I don't remember where I found the cilantro-lime vinaigrette recipe...somewhere on the net. The vinaigrette recipe will yield more than is necessary for the salad and probably enough for three or four servings.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Salad: Place mixed spring and spinach salad mix in a bowl, garnish with crumbled cotija (or feta cheese) and the diced red onions.
  2. Add Pinata apple slices, and drizzle with the vinaigrette.
  3. Vinaigrette: Combine ingredients in a small non-reactive bowl and whisk. Best prepared 1 hour in advance.
Most Helpful

4 5

I wasn't sure what to rate this recipe. We didn't really care for it, however I couldn't find pinata apples so I used gala. I really didn't like the vanilla in the dressing, but otherwise the dressing was pretty good. I am rating it a 4 instead of a 3 because it has potential and I think others should try it. Made for ZWT8