The Best Honeycrisp Apple Salad with a Cider Vinaigrette   

The Best Honeycrisp Apple Salad with a Cider Vinaigrette   

My honeycrisp apple salad features crisp Honeycrisp sweet apples, rotisserie chicken, pecans, crumbled goat cheese and topped with an apple cider vinaigrette.

A close up of a honeycrisp apple salad.

I’ve been enjoying Honeycrisp apples lately. I just can’t eat enough of this crunchy sweet fruit.

They are my favorite apple, tangy and sweet and simply irresistible.

I’ve been finding great ways to add apples to my meals.

Who said apples only belong in desserts? 

Hence honeycrisp autumn harvest salad was born.

I got my inspiration for this recipe from a long car trip where my only option for lunch was Wendy’s.

Not in the mood for fried food I opted for their apple pecan salad.

I knew I could replicate this green salad using fresh ingredients and making my own homemade, tangy-sweet apple cider vinaigrette.

A bowl of salad with a fork resting on the bowl.

Success!

I created the season’s best salad that includes perfectly crisp apple slices with rotisserie chicken, pecans and crumbled goat cheese and topped with a homemade apple cider vinaigrette.

It’s fall, the time of year in Ohio which means it’s Honeycrisp apple picking season. Honeycrisp apples are ripe for the picking.

If you can buy local, do so. There you’ll find the best produce and it’s worth it.

Stop by your local grocery store or farmers market for the best apples.

If you can’t find honeycrisp apples, pink lady apples are similar in taste.

This is one of my favorite fall salads. It also makes a great holiday salad and is the perfect side dish for a grilled summer dinner.

A honeycrisp apple salad on a table next to cut apples.

WHAT KIND OF GREENS SHOULD I USE FOR THIS SALAD

I prefer a mixed selection of my favorite greens for this salad, but this would be delicious with spicy baby arugula, spring mix, baby spinach or baby romaine lettuces.

WHAT KINDS OF NUTS CAN I USE INSTEAD OF PECANS?

If you don’t have pecans at home, use an alternative like almonds or walnuts. Crisp pumpkin seeds are also delicious sprinkled over this salad.

Be sure to check out my Rustic Apple Crumble Tart and my Honeycrisp Apple Quesadillas too.

They showcase these delicious Honeycrisp apples I can’t get enough of.

How do you like your apples?

 

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The Best Honeycrisp Apple Salad with a Cider Vinaigrette

My honeycrisp apple salad features crisp Honeycrisp sweet apples, rotisserie chicken, pecans, crumbled goat cheese and topped with an apple cider vinaigrette.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Honeycrisp apple salad, Wendy’s apple pecan salad
Servings: 4
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cups shredded chicken
  • 5 ounces mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey mustard
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

Instructions

  • To make the vinaigrette, add a fourth of a cup apple cider vinegar, oil, honey mustard and salt and pepper to a small bowl whisk until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the mixed greens in a large bowl or in individual bowls. Arrange the chicken, sliced apples, cranberries, pecans and goat cheese on top of the greens. Drizzle with the vinaigrette.

Notes

Pick up a rotisserie chicken for easy prep and to save time cooking the chicken.
 Honeycrisp Apple Pecan Salad with an Apple Cider Vinaigrette | www.homeandplate.com | This is the perfect fall salad that includes perfectly crisp apples with rotisserie chicken, pecans and crumbled goat cheese and topped with a homemade apple cider vinaigrette.

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