15 October 2009

field green salad with cider vanilla vinaigrette

8oz fresh mixed field greens
4 granny smith apples, sliced as thin as possible
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup cashews
1/3 cup vinaigrette
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup goat cheese
4 fresh apricots, pitted and sliced into eighths
place first five ingredients in a large salad bowl. toss with vinaigrette. season with salt and pepper. top with crumbled cheese and sliced apricots.
cider vanilla vinaigrette:
combine 1/2 cup cider vinegar, 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, 1/4 cup apple juice, 1 teaspoon ground coriander and 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract. slowly whisk in 1.5 cups extra virgin olive oil. mix in 1/4 cup chopped parsley and 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil. season with salt and pepper.

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