Ambrosia Apple, Goat Cheese & Toasted Walnut Salad

¬†On a recent balmy summer evening, I made this salad for friends and family. I’ve adapted it to a single serving to calculate Weight Watchers Smart Points.

Ambrosia Apple, Goat Cheese & Toasted Walnut Salad

Single serving               Weight Watchers Smart Points 6 (before dressing)

  • Baby Spinach
  • Chopped Radicchio
  • Ambrosia Apple slices
  • 8 – Toasted Walnut Halves, chopped
  • 1 oz Goat Cheese – crumbled
  • Thin-sliced Red Onion
  • Sliced Hearts of Palm

On the side, I made a dressing of extra virgin olive oil and red apple balsamic vinegar and drizzled it over the top.

It’s an easy, delicious, refreshing summer salad on the side or as a meat-free entree on a hot night.

Michigan Apples

Michigan Apples

I’ve lived in Michigan my entire life. ¬†And I LOVE MICHIGAN!! ¬†I love the change in seasons and I find myself falling¬†in¬†love with this autumn of 2014. ¬†The colors have been as stunning as I can remember. ¬†Only in recent days have we begun to see leaves shredding down at an accelerated rate. ¬†I’m just giving a shout out to Michigan Apples as I have just taken my third apple crisp (in a week’s time), out of my oven. ¬†We grow (Michiganders being the “we”) superb apples here! ¬†I’ve been making double the crumble topping and then baking off a fresh crock o’ apple crisp every couple of days. ¬†My mom always said, “pie should be eaten in the first two days”. ¬†Words to live by and the same applies to apple crisp in case this needs to be clarified. ¬†So there’s my ode to Michigan Apples.