Spiced Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts



  • 2 cups walnuts, chopped

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 2 Tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 3 Tablespoons honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • Pinch cinnamon

  • Pinch cumin

  • Pinch curry powder

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 5 ounces arugula and spinach mix

  • 1 apple, cut into matchsticks


To make candied walnuts, heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add walnuts, sugar and butter, and heat, stirring frequently (especially as sugar melts) for about 5 minutes. Transfer to wax or parchment paper, and spread apart to cool. After cooling, break up pieces and store in a plastic container until ready to use.


Pour apple cider vinegar and next 7 ingredients (through canola oil) into a mason jar or sealable container. Shake vigorously until combined. There will be extra vinaigrette; it can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.


Make salad by putting greens in a bowl and topping with apple slices. Sprinkle with candied walnuts. Pour vinaigrette over salad, and toss to serve.

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