Simple Warm Apple and Goat Cheese Salad

Simple Warm Apple and Goat Cheese Salad

Simple Salad Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon raspberry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1   small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3   Belgian endives, cored and separated into leaves
  • 1   bunch watercress or spinach, washed
  • 1   Granny Smith Apple. sliced
  • 4 ounce mild goat cheese, small log
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Simple Salad Instructions

First of all Using a glass jar with a tight lid, combine the vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper, and shake well to blend.  Add the oil and parsley and shake.

And then On four plates, arrange the endive leaves like spokes around each plate.  Next is to Arrange the watercress or spinach in the center.  Preheat the broiler, and arrange the sliced apples slightly overlapping in 4 fan shapes, place in broiler pan.  Cut the cheese into 4 slices and top each apple fan with slices of cheese.  Broil until golden for approximately 5 minutes.  Using a spatula, carefully place the apple slices and cheese on top of the endive.  Drizzle the dressing over the salads and sprinkle with walnuts. Enjoy !


Simple Watermelon Salad With Mint Leaves

Simple Watermelon Salad With Mint Leaves
Simple Salad Ingredients
  • 1   5-pound watermelon
  • 1   Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • 4 ounce feta cheese, crumbled
  • 6   whole mint sprigs

Simple Salad Instructions

First of all cut the flesh from the melon and cut into bite size pieces, removing and discarding the seeds, and set aside.  Peel and slice the onion into rings.

And then In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, salt, pepper, and whisk until salt is dissolved.  Next is Slowly whisk in the olive oil, a few drops at a time.  Add in the chopped mint, taste, and adjust seasonings.

In a large bowl, combine the melon, onion, and feta.  Pour the dressing over the melon mixture and toss gently until everything is coated and evenly mixed.  Garnish with mint sprigs.

To serve, divide salad among individual plates and garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy the simple salad !