Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

Halfway through January and I am still working on setting new goals, like eating healthier, including daily salads. This is an easy winter salad topped with a homemade apple vinaigrette. While this post is sponsored by Save A Lot, all opinions are my own.

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

With the start of a new year, many others, like myself, strive to lead a healthier lifestyle. That is always a goal of mine, but this month I have really been giving it an extra push. Waking up at 5 am to workout, tracking my daily water intake, meal prepping twice a week, etc.

This means keeping the essentials stocked in the kitchen. My neighborhood Save A Lot store has great options at great prices.

Namely, Save A Lot has focused on their private label brands, which is over 70% of the products sold. Over the last year, they have made changes to ensure the quality and taste are as good as national leading brands.

Last weekend I grabbed a variety of greens to keep up with my daily salads. But like everything else that is repetitious, I need a little variety, too. So different salad add-ins and different flavors of dressings. I wanted to share with you one of my favorites so far this year.

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette Recipe

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This salad is made with high-quality Save A Lot products.

Salad Ingredients: 

  • Bag of Mixed Greens
  • 1 Cup Pecans
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Cup Grated Cheese (Mix of Mozzarella & Parmesan)

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

When I think of winter foods, cranberries, and pecans often come to mind first. That is what makes this salad a ‘Winter Salad’.

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

The salad is easy to make. Simply mix the above ingredients in a large serving bowl. Pickwell Farms, Nut Some and Coburn Farms are trusted Save A Lot brands at great prices.

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

When using cheese on a salad, nothing beats freshly-grated cheese.

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

If you want to save a few minutes, Coburn Farms has shredded and grated cheeses to purchase, as well.

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

An apple vinaigrette pairs nicely with the pecans and dried cranberries, so we made our own to go with it.

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

Apple Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 3 Gala apples, cored and diced (leave the skin on)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced and lightly zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

Add all the vinaigrette ingredients to a food processor or heavy-duty blender.

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

Pulse on high until fully blended into a liquid.

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

Serve vinaigrette with the winter salad. 

Store the leftover vinaigrette in the refrigerator in an air-tight jar or bottle. 

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette is a great addition to your winter meal plans.

Ingredients

Salad

  • Bag of mixed greens
  • 1 cup pecans pieces
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup grated cheese (mix of mozzarella & parmesan)

Apple Vinaigrette

  • 3 Gala apples, cored and diced (leave the skin on)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced and lightly zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish

Instructions

  1. Mix the salad ingredients in a large serving bowl. Set aside.
  2. Add all the vinaigrette ingredients to a food processor or heavy-duty blender, and pulse on high until fully blended into a liquid.
  3. Serve vinaigrette with the winter salad.
  4. Store vinaigrette in the refrigerator in an air-tight jar.
Winter Salad with a Homemade Apple Vinaigrette

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