Apple Goat Cheese Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Recipe By: Calphalon Team  -  Originally Published: 8/29/2009


A great salad for a light summer meal.  The toasted walnuts add a bit of crunchy texture.

  • Servings: Serves 2
  • Prep Time: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 15 Minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Course: Appetizer; Salad


For the vinaigrette (makes 3/4 c.):
1/4 c. champagne vinegar

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

1/4 c. walnut oil

1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil

salt and freshly ground pepper

For the salad:
5 c. baby greens, washed and dried

1/2 Granny Smith apple, sliced into thin crescents

4 slices fresh, plain goat cheese

1/4 c. walnuts, chopped and toasted


In a medium bowl, combine the vinaigrette ingredients and whisk until fully combined and smooth.

Add the greens and sliced apple to the bowl and toss gently.  Divide evenly between two serving plates. 

Place two slices of goat cheese on each plate.  Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and add salt and pepper to taste. 

Garnish with the toasted walnuts and serve.