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Fall Harvest Salad

The Home Cook's Kitchen
This fall harvest salad is the mother of all fall salads! Made with apple slices, blue cheese, dried cherries and a gorgeous maple balsamic glaze! Perfect for fall entertaining. 
4.8 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 390 kcal

Ingredients
 

Candied Walnuts

  • ¾ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • tsp salt

Salad

  • 5 cups arugula
  • 2 oz blue cheese add more for taste if desired
  • ½ apple cut into slices
  • ¼ cup dried cherries

Maple Balsamic Dressing

  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove crushed

Instructions
 

Candied Walnuts

  • Place walnuts, maple syrup and salt in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat until the maple syrup starts to melt and walnuts are covered.
  • Remove from heat, and spread out onto a silicone baking mat to cool.

Maple Balsamic Dressing

  • Place all ingredients in a jar and shake well. Taste and adjust according to preferences. 

Salad

  • Place arugula and half the apple slices in a salad bowl. 
  • Top with half the dressing and mix well.
  • Add the blue cheese, cherries, and candied walnuts, and finish with more apple slices for presentation. 
  • Drizzle over the remaining dressing and toss before serving. 
Keyword Fall Harvest Salad, Fall Salad, Fall Salad Recipe