Healthy Recipes

Spicy Apple-Walnut Salad with Balsamic-Raisin Vinaigrette

By September 13, 2017 No Comments

Serves: 2


For the salad
10 cups romaine lettuce about 1 romaine heart, chopped
4 cups baby spinach
1 cup broccoli slaw (or finely chopped broccoli)
2 small Honey Crisp apples chopped
1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp. raisins
1 jalapeno chile stemmed, seeded and finely diced –add more or less to taste

For the dressing (makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. per serving)
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 large clove garlic
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. Chia seeds
1 teaspoon mellow white miso or salt to taste
1 tsp. Dijon mustard


For the salad

Combine the lettuce, spinach, and broccoli slaw in a large salad bowl. Top with the remaining ingredients. Plate individually and drizzle with dressing.

For the dressing

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process on high speed until liquified. Pour into a storage container and refrigerate until thickened slightly. Stir or shake well before using.

If you’re NOT using a high-powered blender such as the VitaMix, you may get smoother results by soaking the raisins in the water until they are plump and then blending.


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