Autumn Apple, Pear, and Cheddar Salad with Pecans
This is a great salad that goes with any meal, or is wonderful on its own. Add some chopped, cooked chicken for a main dish meal.
|1 cup||apple juice|
|2 tablespoons||cider vinegar|
|1 teaspoon||extra virgin olive oil|
|1/4 teaspoon||freshly ground black pepper|
|10 cups||gourmet salad greens (about 10 ounces)|
|1 cup||seedless red grape, halved|
|1||medium mcintosh apple, cored and cut into 18 wedges|
|1||medium bartlett pear, cored and cut into 18 wedges|
|1/4 cup||(1 ounce) finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese|
|3 tablespoons||chopped pecans, toasted|
Place apple juice in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced to about 3 tablespoons (about 10 minutes). Combine reduced apple juice, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk.
Combine greens, grapes, apple, and pear in a large bowl. Drizzle with apple juice mixture; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and nuts.