Arugula, Apple and Cheddar Salad with Maple Candied Pecans (#2053)

Serves
Ready
2
20
Minutes
Prep
Cook
10
Minutes
10
Minutes
Categories
Salads Side Low Fat Healthy
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Pecans coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Salt And Black Pepper to taste
  • 6 cups Arugula (Roquette)
  • 1 Apples 1/2 gala and 1/2 golden delicious, peeled if needed, cored, seeded and sliced
  • 1 Celery tough ends trimmed off, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Cherries, Dried or dried canberries
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese cut into cubes

Directions

  1. Toast the pecans in a small skillet over medium-high heat for about 6 minutes, or until browned and fragrant. Or toast in a 350° f (180° c) f oven for about 10 minutes.
  2. Immediately transfer the hot pecan pieces into a bowl, drizzle the maple syrup over, and stir with a spoon until well coated. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile in another bowl, add the lemon juice olive oil, salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. Whisk until well blended.
  5. In a mixing bowl, gently toss the arugula with a few drizzle of dressing until evenly coated.
  6. Arrange the seasoned arugula between two serving plates.
  7. In the same mixing bowl, add the apples, celery, dried cherries. Drizzle the remaining dressing, and toss until well combined.
  8. Place equal amount of apple mixture on top of each plate over arugula.
  9. Top with cheddar cheese and maple candied pecans.
  10. Serve.
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