Chopped Apple Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Pomegranate Vinaigrette — Meatless Monday

By: Caitlyn Callegari


Food Stylist: Susan Spungen Prop Stylist: Pamela Duncan Silver

Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

Now that it's autumn, playful outdoor activities abound, such as apple picking. Though it’s fun, it can be difficult to figure out what to do with the surplus of apples you collect. But there’s a Meatless Monday solution to your predicament: put them to use in a fun, fresh dinner. After all, apples are for much more than just dessert! Bobby Flay's Chopped Apple Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Pomegranate Vinaigrette from Food Network Magazine is a crisp and sweet treat for your Monday. In addition to the apples, ingredients like spinach, endive, walnuts and blue cheese give the salad a savory balance, so there's a flavor for everyone.

This dish requires you to whip up the dressing as well as the salad. For the dressing, you'll take the pomegranate molasses, vinegar, mustard, honey, and salt and pepper, and whisk them together. Then, slowly whisk in the olive oil until emulsified.

Then, for the salad, mix the apples, spinach, endive, walnuts and blue cheese together. Toss in the vinaigrette and add salt and pepper to season.

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

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