Balsamic Apple and Walnut Salad

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This is a really quick and easy salad, delicious for barbecues or buffets.  I often use bagged, ready prepared salad for this recipe and you can use any kind of apples you like – from tart and tangy Granny Smith to sweet red Delicious. I am able to get an Apple Balsamic vinegar here in the UK  that I use in the dressing which gives it an extra apple-y hit, but good ordinary balsamic vinegar is just fine if you can’t get the apple variety.

To serve four people (you can easily double or triple this), you need:-

about 4 cups of salad leaves, preferably red and green ones
2 apples, cored and thinly sliced but not peeled
a couple handfuls of walnut halves

Dressing:-

3 tablespoons good mild olive oil
2 tablespoons Apple Balsamic Vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar

Shake the dressing ingredients together in a clean jar.

Put the salad leaves, about three-quarters of the apple slices and three-quarters of the walnuts in a salad bowl and toss together. Pour the dressing over top and toss through.

Garnish the salad with the remaining apple slices and walnuts. Serve immediately.

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