This colorful, delicious and easy salad gets a big convenience boost from ready-to-use Earthbound Farm Organic Apple Slices.
The apple's juicy crunch complements the earthy sweetness of roasted beets, while the Stilton adds a creamy, tangy dimension. The beets can be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated, covered.
red or gold beets (roasted and peeled)
shallot (peeled and thinly sliced)
extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Earthbound Farm Organic Apple Slices (or 1 large Earthbound Farm Organic Apple, cut into 1/4-inch slices)
Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix (about 8 cups)
crumbled Stilton cheese
toasted pecans or walnuts (optional)
Cut the roasted beets in half lengthwise, and then slice them crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Transfer the beet slices to a small bowl and set aside.
Place the cider vinegar in a small glass jar and add the shallot. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes, then add the mustard and oil, plus salt and pepper to taste. Place a lid on the jar and shake vigorously to combine the dressing. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the vinaigrette over the beets.
Place the greens in a large bowl and add half of the remaining vinaigrette, tossing to coat the lettuce. Divide the greens among 4 salad plates. Top each serving with some of the beets, apples, cheese and nuts, if using. Drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette and serve immediately.
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