Roasted Apple and Cheddar Salad

Total Time
45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
30 mins

Recipe from Eating Well and placed here for safe keeping. They say you can easily sub pears for the apples if you like. . .heck, I used some of each! This recipe is low carb, diabetic appropriate, low calorie, high fiber and gluten free - so it's a good one to serve at a party because it is sure to please everyone! And don't get hung up on the endive in the recipe; I know it's expensive and I just subbed it out for more spinach. I might also suggest a sprinkle of craisins or dried tart cherries on top; I felt it needed that since the apples/pears get super sweet in the oven and the tartness really brought everything together! Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate dressing (Step 2) for up to 1 week.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. To prepare dressing: Whisk vinegar, apple juice, 1 tablespoon oil, honey, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. To roast apples and prepare salad: Toss apples with 2 teaspoons oil and thyme in a medium bowl; spread evenly on a baking sheet. Roast, turning once or twice, until the apples are soft and golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Discard fresh thyme, if using. Let cool.
  4. While the apples are roasting, toast walnuts in a small baking pan until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
  5. Just before serving, combine spinach, lettuce and endive in a large bowl; toss gently to mix. Divide the greens among 6 plates, drizzle with dressing and top with cheese, roasted apples, walnuts and dried cranberries (if using). Serve immediately.