Sunday, September 25, 2016

Maple Salad Dressing

Submitted by Lanni Brisson
Official Name: Apple, Dried Cherry, and Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing

From: Mountain Town Station Brewing Company and Steakhouse, Mount Pleasant, MI

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Maple Dressing ingredients:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3 tbls Champagne vinegar or other white wine vinegar
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Maple Dressing instructions: 
Whisk all ingredients but oil to blend.  Gradually whisk in oil until mixture thickens slightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  (Can be prepared 3 days in advance, cover and refrigerate and re-whisk before using)

Salad ingredients:
(1) 5oz bag of mixed baby greens (about 10 cups lightly packed)
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into matchstick-size strips
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Salad instructions:
Toss greens, apples, and 1/4 cup of walnuts in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat.  Divide salad equally among plates and sprinkle with the remaining walnuts.

Notes: You may decide to leave the walnuts on the side in case of nut allergies

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