Cooking Green Goodness: Crunchy Mixed Greens Salad With Apple And A Poppy Seed Dressing

There’s nothing better than a bowl of mixed seasonal greens. For the adventurous salad maker, the sky’s the limit! This healthy mix of assorted young salad leaves with baby arugula, spinach, lettuce, beet tops and red and green chard, is dressed to taste with a cool, crunchy finish.

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This gorgeous healthy salad will satisfy on every level! Chewy, soft and crunchy, easily co-exist. Play around with the ingredients until you find what suits you in terms of time and taste. Nuts and seeds are trendy and never out of place in any salad. The dressing is also where you get to play around and add even more flavour.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

1, 5 oz. package seasonal mixed salad greens
2 green apples, cored and chopped
½ cup dried cranberries
1 ½ cups crispy whole wheat crackers, coarsely crushed
1 ½ cups praline peanuts
1 cup blue cheese, crumbled (optional, use as desired)

Poppy Seed Dressing
½ cup honey
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon green onion, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

Directions

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large salad bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss to coat. Serve with blue cheese.

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Thanksgiving, an entire day devoted to eating, drinking and gathering, is just around the corner. Serve this delicious salad as a starter course. It’ll be a for sure hit!

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