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Apple Cobb Salad

Apple Cobb Salad 1

(Original story published on Tuesday May 12th, 2015 on FoodNetwork.ca.)

Steaming-hot pastas, soups and roast dinners may be all we crave in the dead cold of winter, but when the warm rays of spring come along? It’s the cool, light and refreshing meals we’re after.

For the perfect sunny-day dinner, I put together the Apple Cobb Salad. Packed with lots of greens, roast chicken, apple and plenty more, this perfect springtime meal is topped with honey mustard vinaigrette making it equal parts tasty and nutritious.

Ingredients:

For the honey mustard dressing:

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 1/2 cup

1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp white-wine vinegar
1 small clove garlic, minced
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the Salad:

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 1
Oven Roasted Chicken
1/4 cup quinoa
1/4 cup aged white cheddar, shredded
1 green apple, diced
1 Tbsp Gojo berries
2 Tbsp pecans
1 cup mixed greens (kale, chard, spinach)

Apple Cobb Salad 2Directions:
1. In a small bowl, mix mustard, honey, vinegar, garlic and salt.

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2. Gradually whisk in olive oil.

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3. Roast the chicken and cook the quinoa as advised on the package.

Apple Cobb Salad 54. Practice Mise en Place and prep the ingredients.

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6. Throw all the ingredients in a bowl.

Apple Cobb Salad 77. Add desired amount of dressing and mix well.

Apple Cobb Salad 88. Plate, and enjoy!

 

 

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