18.11.03

Green Apple Salad with Feta and Vinaigrette {Simple + Light + Delicious}


As summer arrives and the weather starts to get warm and sunny, all I want to do is take my picnic basket filled with my favorites and have lunch by the harbor. 

Eat lot of refreshing foods, full of vibrant flavors, delicious and easy to prepare. I simply could not resist!


Although here spring officially began the first day of September, most days this month have been windy and with a lots of rain. But yesterday morning the day started beautifully, bright and sunny… So we decided to take advantage of it!

We had breakfast at home and then headed to the harbor, for a long walk. There were many people photographing the harbor. 


Young people, older people, couples-- they were all just relaxing and enjoying the day. J. and I did the same! We walked, we took some pictures, we laughed and we started to feel hungry! Yes, we couldn’t believe it was almost lunchtime.



After a morning like this I could only think of one simple food for lunch; Salad! 

I know what we would have for lunch today; I told J.--He said; Mm mm…you have that look again. What look? ... I said. That funny look you always have in your eyes, every time you feel inspired to cook something new!he said. I laughed…


So I made a salad with green apples, watercress, thin slices of red onions and sweet cherry tomatoes. I served it with walnut-basil vinaigrette, some feta cheese and slices of French bread. Even though it’s kind of simple, this salad is really nourishing and tasty.

  
Green Apple Salad 
Green apples,clean and cut into 4-5 medium slices
Watercress lettuce
Cherry tomatoes, in halves or into sliced
Red onion, thinly sliced

Preparation: 
In a plate or serving dish place one slice of apple, then a layer of lettuce, red onions and cherry tomatoes.Do the same with the rest.Just a layer on top of the other.



Walnut-Basil Vinaigrette  
1/3 C. olive oil
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 clove of garlic
1 Tbsp. fresh basil
1 tsp. walnuts 
Salt and Pepper to taste


Preparation:
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.Refrigerate until ready to use.Serve the salad with feta cheese and slices of fresh bread.
 

17 comments:

foodtravelandwine said...

Que maravilla!!....te queso exquisita....esa mezcla acida, salada con un tanto dulce me encanta!!!!.....buenisimas las fotos....Un besote desde el norte!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Nik said...

Una exquisitez. Me encanta esa presentación tan cuidada. Tiene que ser un contraste de sabores buenísimo.

Margret said...

Que chulada,precioso. Un abrazo

Ranger said...

Seguro que está riquísima pero la presentación es además espectacular.
No me acostumbro a que en otros sitios empiece la primavera cuando a nosotros nos toca ahora el otoño, que mundo! ;)
Un beso.

Quicks said...

WOW! This looks absolutely DELICIOUS!
Love the flavor combination!
Great pics!

Cherine said...

This is fabulous! Love the flavors!

veggie wedgie said...

Stunning!

Gabriela, clavo y canela said...

Esta ensalada está realmente espectacular, te lo voy a copiar ;)
besitos
Gaby

pity said...

vaya! asi que dandome envidia! aqui se nos echa encima el invierno y tu con mis adorados picnics! que envidia! disfrutalo mucho! me encanto tu receta, llena de frescura, sabor y color, besitos desde londres

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Marcela


@ Nik


Gracias, Mis Chicas Lindas :) Que bueno que les Gusto.

Abrazos!

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Margret, Hola gusto en conocerte, gracias!Que bueno que te gusto esta ensalada,

Abrazos!!!



@ Ranger, Gracias por tus alagos! Si, es gracioso tanto clima diferente, a mi tambien me pasa!

Abrazotes!

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Quicks,


@ Cherine,


@ veggie wedgie,


THANKS! I'm glad you liked it!

Cheers, :)

Al Dente Gourmet said...

@ Gaby,Me alegra que te haya gustado,
Abrazotes!




@ Pity, No me digas! Pero seguro estas preparando cositas ricas para el invierno :) Gracias!!!

Abrazotes!

Kako said...

Aldy , que maravilla de ensalada, que fotos!!, me apetece siempre algo asi de fresco y delicioso.
La foto es en Hamburg??
Besitos.

Al Dente Gourmet said...

Kako,Que Linda! Gracias :)

Abrazotes,Aldy.

Peter M said...

A very elegant salad and of course I'm wooed by the Feta cheese.

angicock said...

This is fabulous!
Thank you

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