Green Salad With Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Green Salad With Apple Cider Vinaigrette

With its delicate, crisp bite, this salad can be a simple addition to your holiday spread. Dressed with an acidic, lightly sweetened cider vinaigrette, it carries a lot of the bright notes of the season and uses ingredients you most likely have on hand. Green is the theme but not the rule, so any sour-sweet red apple will also work just great. The nuts are optional but add a hearty crunch.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a small bowl, combine the cider vinegar, mustard, dark brown sugar and 1 teaspoon room-temperature water. Whisk continuously and drizzle in the olive oil to make a smooth emulsion. Season with salt and black pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.
  2. Step 2

    Transfer the apple slices and chives to a large bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and toss together to coat. Add the green leaf lettuce, romaine and baby arugula, and gently toss to combine.
  3. Step 3

    Pile handfuls of the mixed greens and apples on a serving platter or among plates. Drizzle each handful on the plate with a spoonful of dressing. Continue with more handfuls and drizzles of dressing until the greens are all used up. Top with the chopped, toasted nuts, if using. Serve immediately.