Winter Salad Recipe

The ingredients for this recipe are all readily found during the winter months.  Plus the fruit, nuts and olive oil in the salad make it compliant with the Mediterranean diet.  The olive oil and nuts contribute heart healthy fats and the fruit has soluble fiber and antioxidants.


3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons minced shallot

1 tablespoon honey

½ cup dried tart cherries (one 3-ounce package)

6 cups mixed seasonal greens

2 medium Gala apples, cored, thinly sliced

½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Instructions:  Whisk first 4 ingredients in small bowl to blend.  Season dressing to taste with salt & pepper.  Stir in dried cherries.  Toss greens and apple slices in large bowl.  Add dressing and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with walnuts and freshly ground pepper and serve.  Serves 6.

Nutrition Information:  Serving size: 1 cup; Calories 200: Fat 13g; Saturated fat 1.5g; Sodium 20mg; Carbohydrate 20g; Fiber 6g; Protein 2g.