A salad to “fall” in love with! Starring Fall ingredients like Radicchio, Pink Pearl Apples, Pink Radishes, Delicate Squash and teamed with Chèvre Cheese and Pistachios.
Fresh fall produce makes this salad stand out, and will satisfy your healthy cravings. Farmers’ markets are jammed now with end-of-summer delights! Visit one and let the season offerings motivate you to choose your favorite Fall salad ingredients.
There are endless ways to compile a Fall Salad ~ first think what’s in season, the flavors you like, multiple textures and colors.
For my salad I have used these ingredients: Buttercrunch Lettuce, Arugula, Radicchio, Purple Kale, Pink Radish, Cherry and Heirloom Tomatoes, Asian Pear, Caramelized Delicata Squash, Pink Pearl Apples with Moonlight Chèvre Cheese and Pistachio Nuts. Then drizzled with a Shallot-Thyme Vinaigrette.
Might sound like a lot of ingredients! Yet each mouthful has a nice mix complementary flavors and is really special. Great for any party, holiday or family get-together.
I recently visited the Tarrytown NY Farmers’ Market and fell in love with the fresh-farmstead cheeses at Chaseholm Farms (from Pine Plains NY.) Their Moonlight variety – an ashed cheve style cheese, with a light youthful flavor is so delicious. This creamy yet dry goat cheese is perfectly paired with apples – so I’m serving a little wedge of cheese on top of a generous slice of apple.
The apples I’m using were also found at the Tarrytown Farmers’ Market – and it’s a variety I have never seen before: “Pink Pearl” from Fishkill Farm. It’s tart and marbled with this awesome neon reddish-pink interior color.
Enjoy the fresh, bountiful flavors of Fall!
See RECIPE: Fall Salad with Chèvre and Apples