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Almond Brothers Recipies

Apple Blue Cheese Salad

Easy to make ahead, especially for guest who always love this salad. Granny Smith apple marinated in balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, bleu cheese, Almond Brothers Cinnamon Roasted Pecans, and bacon all tossed over romaine

PREP. TIME – 20 MIN
COOK TIME – 1 HR
TOTAL TIME – 1 HR 20 MIN

INGREDIENTS:

1 Granny Smith apple, cored and julienned (See instructions below)
1 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup chopped Almond Brothers Cinnamon Roasted Pecans
4 slices turkey bacon
6 cups torn romaine lettuce

DIRECTIONS:

Place the julienned apple into a bowl with the balsamic vinaigrette. Refrigerate for at least one hour to marinate.
Cook bacon in the microwave or in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Drain and crumble.
In a salad bowl, combine the blue cheese, pecans, bacon and romaine lettuce, and toss to blend. When ready to serve, pour the apples and dressing over the top.

Instructions to Julienne your apple:

1. Place peeled and cored apple quarters with one flat side down. Cut the apple section lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick pieces.
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2. Turn the pieces so they are stacked on top of each other, parallel to the cutting surface and cut again into 1/4 inch sections.
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3. To Julienne – Instead of cutting the 1/4 inch sections crosswise, cut them in half lengthwise. This will form 1/8 x 1/4 inch sections.
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4. Stack the two sections on top of each other with the 1/4 inch width parallel to the cutting surface. Cut in half again, lengthwise, to form 1/8 inch thick squared sticks.
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