Friday, April 8, 2011

apple crunch salad

my current favorite salad. rediscovered my love for this on our Versteel trip last week with the Fat & Sassy Salad from Fat & Sassy's cafe. their salad was a delectable combination of tart granny smith apples, crumbled bleu cheese, candied pecans, grilled chicken and their house vinaigrette.
salad from Fat & Sassy

my version has chopped pecans, macintosh apples (they are my favorite), reduced fat crumbled bleu cheese and sweetened dried cranberries. i don't even think this salad NEEDS dressing, it's that good, but i used a little apple cider vinegar, olive oil and either sugar or brown sugar for some added sweetness.

yummy lunch meat-free version!
delicious! healthy! and lent-friendly if that's your thing! i've also made this sandwich style with chopped chicken, a little honey greek yogurt and light mayonnaise in a pita.