Escarole Salad with Bleu Cheese and Apples

This salad is very unique and exciting. Escarole is one of my favorite greens. It is so diverse, extremely healthy and great in salads! Try out this festive side dish for a holiday dinner party or even a weeknight meal. I guarantee your guests will be so impressed that they will start using escarole in their salads more often!


For the salad-
1 head escarole washed, dried and cut into salad sized pieces
1 apple cut in thin slices
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese

 For the dressing-
1 shallot minced
1 tsp. dijion mustard
1 tsp. creme fraiche or sour cream
2 tbs. apple cider vinegar
2-3 tbs. olive oil**
1 tbs. freshly chopped parsley
pinch of salt
pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Whisk together your dressing and set aside. In another bowl combine all of the salad ingredients. Pour the dressing evenly over the salad, toss and add more olive oil if needed. Enjoy right away so that the apples don't turn brown and the salad won't get soggy!

 **Here is a great tip. In the winter my hair gets very dry so I put about 1-2 tbs. of olive oil in my hair and massage it in. I let it stay in my hair for at least 10 minutes and then shower afterwards. Olive oil leaves hair shiny, healthy and beautiful whether you eat it or apply it!

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