For Saturday night, we were invited for dinner at our friends’ Julie and Duncan’s house. I offered to bring a salad, and knowing that they always make an impressive spread, I wanted the salad to be really delicious. Salad Ingredients 1 bag of butter lettuce 1/2 bag of baby spinach 1/2 bag of chopped walnuts 1 pint of grape tomatoes 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled 2 honey crisp apples, chopped and tossed in lemon juice, to prevent browning
Dressing This dressing was one of the yummiest things I have ever tasted. For me, it is the ultimate mix of fall flavors with a surprising kick. Ingredients 1/2 cup apple cider 2 TSP organic maple syrup 3 TSP olive oil 1/2 TSP habanero or chili oil Combine ingredients and shake or stir vigorously to combine. This dressing is sweet, tart, and spicy. It mixes perfectly with the salad ingredients and offers just enough to add flavor to the salad without weighing it down.
We also brought a bottle of Gundlach Bundschu cabernet sauvignon. Dinner was once again impressive, mushrooms stuffed with pancetta and broccoli rabe, homemade gnocchi with clam and shrimp sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust, paired with hot rum apple cider. We had a fantastic evening, and I am already planning on making harvest salad again this week! Yum, I love fall flavors. What are your favorite fall flavors?