Falling leaves and cool crisp air are all signs that Fall is here. This apple harvest salad with apple dijon vinaigrette combines some of the most delicious flavors of the Fall season.
I made this salad for our office holiday party last year. The salad was a hit and was devoured quickly. I left with a completely clean salad bowl! Since then I have made the salad a few times and took it to the office. Harvest Salad is simple to make for a crowd.
How to make Apple Harvest Salad for a crowd:
- When I make this salad for a crowd I don't measure anything.
- I just fill my big salad bowl with lettuce.
- Chop up a whole apple.
- Sprinkle in enough pecans, cranberries, and cheese until the salad looks good.
I alternate dressings. I love a local market's dressing. The Market at Delaware Valley College sells their own line of dressings. Their Apple Pecan dressing is a perfect match for this salad.
I tried to replicate their dressing, but it turned out terribly. The dressing looked worse then it tasted! So, I continue to purchase their dressing. I know that most of my readers are not from Pennsylvania, so are not going to be able to run over to Del Val to pick up a bottle. If you do live near Bucks County visit the market or their main location at Shady Brook Farm. I'm sharing the homemade alternative that I use when I don't have any bottle Apple Pecan dressing in the house.
Apple Dijon Vinaigrette is quick and easy to make. The recipe makes a relatively small quantity, but this way you don't have the dressing sitting around in the refrigerator going to waste.
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- In a medium sized bowl combine lettuce, apple, pecans, cranberries, and Gorgonzola.
- Whisk together dressing ingredients.
- Add about 1-2 tablespoons of dressing to your salad and enjoy!