Apple, Endive and Stilton Salad with Sugared Walnuts

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Apple, Endive & Stilton Salad w/ Sugared Walnuts

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 2 min

Ingredients:

VINAIGRETTE:
2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon granulated white sugar
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small shallot, minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste

NUTS:
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup walnuts, chopped coarsely
1/2 teaspoon granulated white sugar

SALAD:
2 large Belgian endive
2 medium Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup Stilton cheese, crumbled
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves
freshly ground white pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Prepare vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together vinegars, mustard and sugar. Add oil in a stream, whisking, and whisk vinaigrette until emulsified. Stir in shallot, salt and black pepper.

2. Prepare nuts: In a small saucepan, melt butter over moderate heat and add walnuts and sugar. Cook walnuts, stirring, until golden, about 2 minutes, and transfer to a bowl.

3. Prepare salad: Cut endives lengthwise into julienne strips. Halve and core apples and cut into julienne strips.

4. Assemble: In a large bowl, combine endives, apples, walnuts, Stilton, tarragon and vinaigrette, tossing gently, and season with salt and white pepper.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (via Gourmet)

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