Lots of flavor and texture in this sweet potato and apple salad with plenty of grapes and walnuts. A sweet vinaigrette tops the mix of fruit and vegetables. Served chilled this salad is a refreshing treat.
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 tbsp. apple juice
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1⁄2 tsp. salt
2⁄3 cup walnuts
6 cups sweet potato, peeled, grated
2 red apples, cored, coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup red seedless grapes, sliced
2⁄3 cup blue cheese, crumbled
Red leaf lettuce leaves
1. In a bowl, whisk together oil, apple juice, vinegar, sugar and salt. Reserve.
2. On a sheet pan in a hot 350° F. oven, toast walnuts until golden, approx. 10 min.
3. In a large bowl, place walnuts, sweet potato, apple, celery, grapes and blue cheese. Pour dressing over salad and toss well.
4. Fan lettuce leaves on salad plate. Arrange salad on lettuce leaves and serve.