Cranberry, Walnut, Apple & Goat Cheese Salad

As things start sprouting here at the farm this week we're featuring our Spring Mix with carefully selected tender baby lettuces and greens, fleshly hand-picked when the tiny leaves are perfect and whole. 

We think that our Spring Mix is delicious all by itself, but today we're taking it to a different place with the help of some Cranberries, Green Apple, Walnuts and Washington County Goat Cheese.  

The dressing is a New Orleans style Hot Pepper Vinaigrette to give all that sweet stuff some spicy kick!  However, if you are light of heart, the spiciness is totally optional!  A simple balsamic and olive oil would be a fine substitute.

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 We went a little overboard with the minced shallot!

We went a little overboard with the minced shallot!

Hot Pepper Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons red pepper jelly
  • 1 small shallot (1-2 tablespoons), minced
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
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Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk well.
 

Cranberry, Walnut, Apple & Goat Cheese Salad

Ingredients

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  • 1 bag of Fresh Take Farm Spring Mix
  • 1/2 a Granny Smith Apple, coarsely chopped 
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 oz Washington County Goat Cheese, rolled into cute little balls
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

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  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss.