It's fall and here is my fall version of the classic cobb salad. Perfect for a healthy lunch or light dinner! I love the tangy apple paired with the sweetness of walnuts.
Walnuts not only taste great but are a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and an excellent source of those hard to find omega-3 fatty acids. So go ahead and feel good about eating this healthy fall salad! ♥
2½ c. lightly packed spinach or spring mix greens
½ c. grilled chicken breast, cubed
½ c. apple, cubed
½ c. red seedless grapes, sliced in half
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 tbsp. red onion, finely diced
⅓ c. candied walnuts
For the apple cider vinaigrette*:
½ shallot, minced
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 tsp. dijon mustard
2 tbsp. honey or agave
2 tbsp. apple sauce
¼ c. canola oil
pinch salt + pepper
Add greens to a large dinner plate or salad bowl. Top with the chicken, apple, grapes, celery, red onion and candied walnuts.
To make the dressing, combine all of the ingredients whisking vigorously until emulsified (or puree in a food processor). Drizzle the salad with the dressing and serve immediately.
-The salad dressing makes 4 servings. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.