We made the big move into our new house this past weekend. The neighborhood is just down the road from our old house, but our yard is more quiet and serene. We have beautiful walking trails in the backyard for the kids and dogs to explore, and I love my spacious office window with views of fall foliage. To celebrate our new house and the beauty of the season, I created this Autumn Apple Salad with Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette. Normally, I don't do many spicy recipes-at least the ones that set your mouth a blaze. This is a toned down spicy dressing recipe, however. It starts with Coleman's of Norwich prepared Mustard, that I received complimentary from their company. To tame the heat, I added some wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar. This Autumn Apple Salad still has some kick, but the heat isn't over powering. I also added some apple cider for additional fall flavor. This melody of flavors in this vinaigrette tastes so flavorful with this romaine salad. Topped with toasted walnuts , shredded carrots, and shredded parmesan cheese, it's the ultimate autumn afternoon salad.
I hope you're enjoying these fair weathered days of fall! Here's how I made this Autumn Apple Salad with Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette:
3 cups Romaine lettuce; 1/4 cup shredded carrots; 1/4 cup chopped red cabbage; 1/4 cup walnuts; 1 large honey crisp apple; 3 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese.
2 packets Coleman's spicy prepared mustard (approximately 2 tablespoons) ; 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar; 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar; 2 tablespoons olive oil; 2 tablespoons apple cider.
Rinse Romaine lettuce. Chop and place into a serving bowl. Add the shredded carrots. Add the chopped red cabbage. Toast the walnuts on a foil lined baking sheet at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Add to the salad. Slice the apple into thin slices, and then cut into quarters. Add to the bowl and top with the parmesan cheese. Immediately before serving, add the dressing and toss. Serves 2.
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