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Granny Smith Apple Salad
with Tamari Pecans and Blue Cheese

No recipe image available.Crisp apples, tangy blue cheese, and tamari almonds make this salad suitable for entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:

Tamari Pecans:
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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. 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.
  3. Toss salad ingredients. Sprinkle with tamari pecans. Set aside.
  4. 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