Two salads in a row! Wooohooo! Not sure why that’s exciting but it is! Maybe because this salad was so different and delicious. Maybe I was so completely busy all weekend this is all I had time to make. Maybe our downstairs air conditioner was not cooling and it was 95 degrees outside and I couldn’t imagine eating or cooking anything hot. Whatever the reason, I enjoyed this salad very much and I think you will too.
Do you have an immersion blender? I love our Cuisinart stick blender. It’s especially great when mixing dressings and small smoothies. It knocked out this Creamy Feta Dressing in seconds. You have to be a fan of Feta to really like this dressing. I love a good Feta sprinkled on salads so I knew this would be delicious. As I do with many ideas, I research other recipes and pick the things I like most. This recipe was made with plain Greek yogurt, feta cheese, olive oil, fresh basil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper and a clove of garlic.
This is not a wimpy dressing. It has an intense flavor so taste as you go and add additional olive oil as needed.
The salad is super simple. Toss together fresh garden mixed greens, dried tart cherries, gala apple slices, and spiced toasted pecans.
The sweetness of the pecans adds another layer of flavor to the tart cherries and intense Feta.
|Cherry-apple salad with homemade creamy feta dressing|
Cherry-Apple Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing
(dressing inspired by a recipe on Food.com)
For the salad:
4 cups mixed garden greens
1/4 cup tart dried cherries
1 whole gala apple, cored and sliced in matchstick pieces
1/8 cup chopped spiced or sugared pecans
For the dressing:
1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup feta cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh basil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (more or less to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 garlic clove
Place all dressing ingredients in a blender or cup and blend until smooth and creamy. Chill
Divide greens, cherries, apple and pecans on 2 large plates. Drizzle lightly with dressing. Serve
I have so many recipes I want to make, just trying to find the time! The HVAC technician left a little while ago and our house is now cool again. Thank heavens! My baby girl turned 24 years old yesterday. Where did the time go? My grandson Isaac is almost 4 months old and my son’s wedding is about 140 days away! I feel like somebody stepped on the gas.
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