In a season full of all things sweet, from cookie exchanges to candy canes, hot cocoa and peppermint bark brownies, it’s good to have some go-to recipes using locally grown apples this time of year. My favorite apples this time of year are probably Pink Lady® and Evercrisp. Both of these ripen late in the season, making for a perfect eating apple around the holidays. I find myself baking with the varieties I still have on hand from earlier in the season, and reaching for these two varieties when I want a good fresh eating apple.
Evercrisp is extremely sweet, since it’s a cross between Fuji and Honeycrisp. They are very crisp and juicy. Pink Lady® are more tart, very firm and not quite as juicy as the Evercrisp, but they stay delicious all year long. I diced Pink Lady® apples and served them in a salad with chopped romaine lettuce, sliced red onions and Conebella Farm Garlic & Basil Cheese Curds in this recipe. Conebella Farm is an award-winning dairy farm located just around the corner in Elverson and we carry a wide variety of their cheese and yogurt products in our market!
For this salad recipe, I used balsamic vinaigrette, but you could use any of your favorite dressings. Dried fruit or nuts would be a welcome addition to a salad like this too!
So next time you head out to a holiday gathering, or perhaps while you’re at home between Christmas events, take time to make a healthy salad with Weaver’s Orchard apples and some of the amazing cheese options we have in our market!Print
Harvest Salad with Cheese Curds
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Salad
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 4 cups diced romaine lettuce
- 1/4 of a red onion, sliced
- 1 crisp apple, diced
- 1/2 cup cheese curds or other cheese, crumbled
- Balsamic vinaigrette
- Wash and dice the lettuce, slice the onions and dice the apple.
- Chop or crumble the cheese curds (or cheese of your choice.)
- Toss the salad with balsamic vinaigrette or the dressing of your choice.