apple harvest salad
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Play with the favors by adding orange zest/juice, pear and/or apple, fresh or powdered ginger, use fresh grapes instead if raisins or add chopped cheddar or blue cheese, serve it chilled or slightly warmed, perfect as a side or as a mixed greens salad topper. If gluten-free is a goal in you diet, prepare it with red quinoa.
: vegan, vegetarian, healthy, side, salad, fall
Serves: 6
  • Apple Cider Dressing Ingredients
  • 1½ cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grainy or dijon mustard
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Optional: cinnamon powder and nutmeg, to taste
  • Apple Harvest Salad Ingredients
  • 3 cups cooked spelt berries (kamut, wheat berries or freekeh will work as a substitute)
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 - 1½ cup chopped Autumn Crisp apple
  • ½ cup nuts, raw pumpkin seeds, toasted walnuts, pecans or pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup golden or black grapes
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Apple Cider Dressing
  1. Prepare the Apple Cider Dressing.
  2. Simmer the apple cider and cinnamon stick on a medium low heat for 15 minutes, until liquid is reduced by half. Keep an eye on the cider, as it reduces it will thicken and you don't want to burn it.
  3. Stir in the maple syrup, gently simmer another 5 minutes, discard the cinnamon stick, pour into a glass canning jar and allow to cool.
  4. Make the dressing by combining 3 tablespoons cider reduction, vinegar, olive oil and mustard in a tightly sealing jar and giving it a good shake. Add the salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Combine the spelt, celery, apple, seeds, raisins and ½ cup Apple Cider Dressing. Give the salad a good stir.
  6. Add more dressing to taste, followed by the cinnamon and nutmeg.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe by phoebe's pure food at