Apple Cider And Chive Vinaigrette
Fresh apples, apple cider, cider vinegar and fresh chives make a sweet and tangy vinaigrette for fresh field greens. The light acidity of this salad is a nice prelude to hearty main courses with bold flavors.
- 1 Granny Smith apple, grated
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons apple cider
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
- 6 tablespoons oil
- Salt and pepper
Combine the grated apple, water, apple cider, vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer over low heat until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Whisk in the mustard, chives and the oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
We served this dressing over field greens tossed with toasted walnuts, grape tomatoes and cider-plumped dried cranberries. Although we enjoyed the salad just as it was, we thought a little bit of crumbled goat cheese would make a great addition next time around.