A Very Fall Salad

In my quest to find different flavors and to make something that I have not made a thousand times before, I found a few recipes for a salad with the flavors of fall. It may not technically be fall, but since school is back in session, I decided to go for it. Fall salad is here!

img_1822I started with a sherry mustard vinaigrette and then diced the apples and a little red onion and coated them in the dressing. From there, I added some dried cranberries, walnuts and a lettuce mix. To top the whole thing, I added a gouda cheese – a nice, nutty gouda that went perfectly with the whole thing. Yes, this was a simple dish, but it was something a little different than what we have been doing for the last few months, and it got me in the fall mood.


  • 1/2 apple of choice
  • bit of red onion, diced
  • handful of dried cranberries
  • handful of walnuts, chopped
  • ~2 ounces gouda cheese (or other nutty cheese)
  • lettuce mix


  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoons mustard (Dijon)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper to tast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

Make the dressing. Mix everything except the olive oil. Add and apple and red onion, toss to coat everything. Right before serving, add the olive oil to the dressing/apple mixture, and whisk. Add cranberries, lettuce and walnuts to the apples and dressing and mix together. Coat the lettuce, then plate immediately. Top with cheese.

Like I said, a very simple dish, but one that really works. 🙂

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