Autumn Apple Salad 

Is it apple season yet? Coming soon, apples will fill the market by the bushel! This autumn apple salad is crunchy with a sweet and vibrant apple cider dressing.

Come see this recipe from David Parker of Parker Grant Hospitality demonstrated at the Downtown Rochester Farmers Market and Plymouth Farmers Market as part of the What’s Cookin’? Farmers Market Cooking Demo series with Genisys Credit Union. Get the schedule of demos here!


For the Salad

  •  7 oz mixed green salad, rinsed
  •  1 pear, thinly sliced
  •  1 apple, thinly sliced
  •  1/3 cup dried cranberries
  •  4 cooked bacon slices, chopped
  •  1/3 cup feta cheese

For the Dressing

  •  1 cup apple cider
  •  2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  •  1 1/2 tbsp minced shallots
  •  1 tbsp dijon mustard
  •  1 tbsp honey
  •  2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  •  salt and pepper to taste


For the Salad

Combine all salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss together. 

For the Vinaigrette

Add apple cider, apple cider vinegar and shallots to a small pan over high heat.

Bring the liquids to a boil and cook for about 7 or 8 minutes or until it has reduced to about ½ cup then remove from heat.

Allow cider liquid to cool slightly then add to a bowl.

Whisk in remaining ingredients until it is completely smooth and well mixed.

Pour over salad and toss together and serve.

David Parker is a co-founder and chef with Parker Grant Hospitality.

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