For a refreshing Autumnal salad, try Apple, Celery and Almond Salad with Manchego; Apple Cider Vinaigrette. The taste is crunchy, tangy and crisp with a hint of sweetness.  If you absolutely must, you can add chicken or leftover turkey.
Apple, Celery and Almond Salad with Manchego; Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Apple, Celery and Almond Salad with Manchego; Apple Cider Vinaigrette
 
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Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup apple cider
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh tarragon, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 apples, thinly sliced on mandoline
  • 3 ribs celery, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Marcona almonds
  • 1 ounce Manchego cheese, shaved
  • 1 Tablespoon chives, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil cider and 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar to reduce until mixture is thick and syrupy; cool and set aside.
  2. Mix remaining vinegar with shallot, vinegar, oil, tarragon, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.
  3. Toss together apples, celery, almonds and chives. Add dressing to taste; mix lightly. Plate and top with cheese then drizzle with reduced cider.

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