Here’s a great way to up the nutrition content of a salad dressing – add some grated apple for sweetness, crunch and flavor. I created this hearty dressing to spoon over some grilled romaine and it was very good. Depending on the sweet/tartness of your apples, you may wish to add some honey. Let the dressing sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes after mixing to marinate and blend the flavors. Serve immediately over the Grilled Romaine. We had for lunch with a grilled Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burger and it was a great taste combination.
2 small apples, peeled and grated – I used Gala because that is what I had
2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
4 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Honey or your favorite sweetener to taste – wait until the flavors have blended a bit to taste before deciding if you need sweetener
Herbs to taste – I used some tarragon and chives. Basil and mint would also be delish!
Cheese for Garnish – I used Feta. Goat Cheese, Parmesan and Blue Cheese would be delicious as well.
Mix all ingredients except the garnish in a glass or stainless bowl and allow to marinate for 30 minutes. Spoon over grilled romaine and garnish with the cheese. Get creative if you like and garnish with dried fruit (think cherry, cranberry!) or fresh berries and perhaps some toasted nuts. The sky is the limit – or at least your pantry or closest store…