Roasted Apple + Walnut Salad

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I had an outrageous spending problem in college. My crop top addiction forced me to online shop daily. I think I single-handedly kept Forever 21 in business in 2012.

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When I finally started making a little bit of real money, I became one of those A&E Hoarders. I just stopped spending cold turkey & started stuffing dollar bills in the floorboards.

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I can’t shake my cheap skate ways. I check the bank account daily & it grinds my gears whenever I see that Garrett has bought coffee.

“Why do you need a $6 cup of coffee?”

“I bought my friend a cup, too.”

“Wow did we open up a soup kitchen & you forgot to tell me or????”

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I’m also about to shut off our cable. Like, why am I paying $100 a month for 3 golf channels? I only watch the Food Network anyways. I’m honestly not sure how many more times I can see Ina make her own cheese out of thin air. She’s gotta have little colonial women churning butter in the living room or something.

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I’m eating this salad in one of my old crop tops & trying to figure out why I ever paid more money for half a shirt???

 

Time: 25 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 granny smith apple, sliced thin
  • 3/4 cup of walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of honey
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
  • 4-6 cups of packed lettuce or spinach
  • 1/2 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste
  • Balsamic vinaigrette, to taste
  • Mozzarella cheese shavings, for serving

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • In a bowl, combine apple + walnuts + honey + olive oil + S+P + crushed red pepper
  • Lay in an even layer on a lined baking sheet
  • Roast for 6-8 minutes, don’t burn the nuts!
  • In a bowl, combine lettuce + roasted apple mix + cranberries + S+P + balsamic vinaigrette
  • Serve with mozzarella shavings
  • Shimmy all night because you are healthy!

 

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26 thoughts on “Roasted Apple + Walnut Salad

  1. varinaj says:

    i’ll admit that every time i see a crop top, i wince internally, but i think that’s mostly bc i would never have the guts to bear that part of my body…due to my college addiction: late night pizza with..wait for it…ranch dressing on top. 30 year old me has no words for 20 year old me.

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    • Rachel says:

      Oh you’ve gotta give a crop top a try – it’s liberating! I’ve had a pizza addiction for approximately 23 years so…………. No ranch though, it gives me the willies!

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  2. Debbie Spivey says:

    Yes, Yes, YES!! I am so gonna make this salad. I’ve never thought about apple in my salad. David just gave me a mandolin and I haven’t even used it yet!! Sounds like my Meatless Monday lunch next week….

    P.S. I think I accidentally deleted your last comment on blog emptying out my stupid spam folder. I’m sorry!! 😦

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  3. DianaL says:

    I had never thought to roast the ingredients before putting them on a salad. Sounds delicious. Great idea!

    And I totally get about being upset when the other half spends money on coffee. I’ll make a tea at home and put it in a travel mug before I’ll give my $2 to a coffee shop. (I’m super cheap) But hubby will go 3 times a day!

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    • Rachel says:

      I just love something warm in a salad so I tried it this way! Was a nice treat.

      Yesssss – I can’t take it! Glad you feel my pain 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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