Granny Smith Apple Salad
with Tamari Pecans and Blue Cheese
Crisp apples, tangy blue cheese, and tamari almonds make this salad suitable for entertaining.
1 tablespoon tamari sauce
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 pinch cayenne pepper to taste
1 pinch salt to taste
1 cup pecan halves
6 cups mixed bitter salad greens (e.g. baby mustard, lovage, arugula, dandelion, and mizuna)
1/4 cup dried currants or chopped raisins
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup crumbled chilled blue cheese
2 tablespoons pear or cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 tablespoons extra-virgin lemon oil or unflavored extra-virgin olive oil
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Stir together the tamari, egg white and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a small mixing bowl. Season with cayenne pepper and salt to taste. Add pecans and toss. Let stand 20 minutes, and then drain mixture. Place pecans on a wire rack set on a baking sheet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until pecans are dry and toasted. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Roughly chop pecans and set aside.
- Toss salad ingredients. Sprinkle with tamari pecans. Set aside.
- Combine the vinegar and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a small bowl; gradually whisk in the oil. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss gently. Divide salad among six plates and top with apple slices.
Makes 6 servings.
Serving Size: 1 cup mixed salad greens, 2 1/2 tablespoons tamari pecans, 2 teaspoons currants, 2 teaspoons crumbled blue cheese, 2 1/2 teaspoons dressing, 3 slices apple.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 240 | Calories from Fat 170 | Fat 19g (sat 3.0g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 440mg | Carbohydrates 16g | Fiber 4g | Sugars 11g | Protein 5g.
Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.