Nightingale’s Apple Salad

Okanagan apple, celery, Avonlea aged cheddar, walnut, and lemon pepper dressing.

Ingredients:

1 apple, cold, chopped
3oz celery, sliced
1oz walnuts, roasted and chopped
10g of parsley leaves
10g of tarragon leaves
2oz Szechuan peppercorn vinaigrette
2oz Avonlea cheddar, grated

Method:

  1. Toss all the ingredients except the cheese in a mixing bowl.
  2. Arrange the salad in a single layer in a 10″ shallow bowl.
  3. Garnish with lots of cheese on top.

 

Szechuan Peppercorn Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

150g lemon juice
100g olive oil
100g canola oil
40g honey
10g salt
3g Szechaun peppercorns

Method:

  1. Toast peppercorns in a dry skillet over medium heat until aromatic.
  2. Pulverize in a blender or spice grinder until coarse but not fully broken down.
  3. Mix all remaining ingredients with a whisk in a large stainless steel bowl.
  4. Add peppercorns and mix further.