Harvest Salad with Cheese Curds

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!


Harvest Salad with Cheese Curds

  • Author: Rachel VanDuzer
  • 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


  1. Wash and dice the lettuce, slice the onions and dice the apple.
  2. Chop or crumble the cheese curds (or cheese of your choice.)
  3. Toss the salad with balsamic vinaigrette or the dressing of your choice.

Keywords: salad

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