Apple, Beet and Stilton Salad

5
Serves

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.


Ingredients

2 medium red or gold beets (roasted and peeled)
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 small shallot (peeled and thinly sliced)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 ounces Earthbound Farm Organic Apple Slices (or 1 large Earthbound Farm Organic Apple, cut into 1/4-inch slices)
5 ounces Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix (about 8 cups)
1/2 cup crumbled Stilton cheese
1/2 cup toasted pecans or walnuts (optional)


Directions

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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