Apple Salad with Walnut-balsamic Dressing

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A distinctive salad with an array of flavors and texture. Every bite is different- tart apples, sweet raisins and sugared walnuts, and the salty and pungent taste of blue cheese served over crisp arugula.

540
Calories
31g
Fat
11g
Protein
4
Servings

Ingredients

Salad
2 large granny smith or cortland apples (diced*)
3 T lemon juice
1 c golden raisins
1/2 c thinly sliced onion
1/2 c crumbled blue cheese
2 t fresh rosemary (minced)
3/4 c chopped walnuts
1 ds cinnamon (optional)
1 t powdered sugar
1 c fresh arugula leaves (or other salad greens)
Dressing
3/4 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Blueberry Yogurt
3 T toasted walnut oil
1 T balsamic vinegar (add more to taste)
2 t crumbled blue cheese
1 t honey
1/2 t whole-grain mustard
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
540
Calories from Fat: 
270
Total Fat: 
31g
Saturated Fat: 
6g
Cholesterol: 
15mg
Sodium: 
310mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
61g
Dietary Fiber: 
7g
Sugars: 
51g
Protein: 
11g
Vitamin A: 
8%
Vitamin C: 
20%
Calcium: 
25%
Iron: 
10%

Preparation:

Step 1

In a medium bowl, combine apples and fresh lemon juice and toss until apples are well coated (this prevents the apples from browning). Add raisins, onions, blue cheese, and minced rosemary leaves.

Step 2

In a small skillet over medium heat, toast walnuts until golden brown. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Step 3

In a blender, combine all of the dressing ingredients. Pulse until a smooth consistency is obtained. Pour the dressing over the apple mixture and toss. Divide the arugula evenly between four plates. Top with apple mixture and garnish with sugared walnuts.

Additional notes: 
*Recommended for their tart flavor

Ingredients

Salad
2 large granny smith or cortland apples (diced*)
3 T lemon juice
1 c golden raisins
1/2 c thinly sliced onion
1/2 c crumbled blue cheese
2 t fresh rosemary (minced)
3/4 c chopped walnuts
1 ds cinnamon (optional)
1 t powdered sugar
1 c fresh arugula leaves (or other salad greens)
Dressing
3/4 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Blueberry Yogurt
3 T toasted walnut oil
1 T balsamic vinegar (add more to taste)
2 t crumbled blue cheese
1 t honey
1/2 t whole-grain mustard
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
540
Calories from Fat: 
270
Total Fat: 
31g
Saturated Fat: 
6g
Cholesterol: 
15mg
Sodium: 
310mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
61g
Dietary Fiber: 
7g
Sugars: 
51g
Protein: 
11g
Vitamin A: 
8%
Vitamin C: 
20%
Calcium: 
25%
Iron: 
10%

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