Apple Pomegranate Walnut Salad

  in Recipes, Salads

2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon minced shallot
2 teaspoons stone ground mustard
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
2 heads butter lettuce, torn,  or 4 cups mixed salad greens
1 crisp, sweet apple, quartered and sliced
1 cup pomegranate seeds (how to deseed a pomegranate)
1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

  1. Whisk first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place lettuce, apple, pomegranate seeds and walnuts in a large bowl. Pour in vinaigrette and toss to coat. Garnish with blue cheese. Serves 4.