It’s just as good as I remembered — just as tasty, just as filling, just as satisfying.
If you’re feeling a bit ambitious, complement the salad with a slice of good bread brushed with a bit of pesto and topped with Parmesan, broiled until the cheese melts a bit. The piquancy of the pesto and parm pairs well with the salad.
Winter Night Salad
1/2 bag of Romaine lettuce,
1/2 large “salad” apple, chopped (red for more color)
Raspberry vinaigrette (recommended: Newmans’ Own)
1-2 Tbsp of blue cheese, crumbled (recommended: Old Chatham Ewe’s Blue)
1-2 Tbsp dried cranberries
2 Tbsp red onion, chopped
1 Tbsp glazed walnuts
In a medium-sized bowl, toss lettuce and apples with raspberry vinaigrette to taste. Add blue cheese, cranberries onion and walnuts; toss again and adjust flavors as needed. Plate and top with fresh-ground pepper; serve with bread.
Yield: 1 large dinner salad or 2 appetizer servings .