Maple, Pecan, Cheddar, Apple-Celebrating America’s Bounty in a Salad

March 26, 2012
Maple, Pecan, Cheddar, Apple-Celebrating America’s Bounty in a Salad

Author Notes: Maple syrup, apples, pecans, cheddar, all of these foods are indigenous to the Americas; I love knowing that as I munch along!


Serves: 4


Maple dijon vinaigrette; Spiced Nuts

  • 2 tablespoons shallots
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons pommery mustard
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons grade B maple syrup
  • pecans from

Assemble salad

  • 4 ounces butter lettuce, washed, dried
  • 2 ounces extra sharp cheddar, cut into shards
  • 1 apples, cut into slender wedges and ,if preparing in advance,squeeze with lemon juice to prevent browning.)
  • 4-8 tablespoons dressing from above
  • 3/4 cup spiced maple pecan party nuts ( )
In This Recipe


Maple dijon vinaigrette; Spiced Nuts

  1. In a food processor, add shallots through pepper. Drizzle in oil. Add half the maple syrup, taste and add rest if desired.

Assemble salad

  1. Wash and dry lettuce. Toss with apples and dressing. Arrange on plates and garnish with cheese and nuts.

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BoulderGalinTokyo April 4, 2012
Really interesting combination of flavors. This is where the pecans come in!