Got To Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

This salad is fresh, crisp and bursting with flavor.  It is still hot in North Carolina, but the apples and dressing remind us that fall, and cooler weather is right around the corner.

Servings: 4
Cook Time: Prep Time: 30 minutes; Total Time: 30 minutes
Meal Type: Entree
NC Ingredients: apples, pecans, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes

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Ingredients

Salad:
2
Gala apples, cut into 1/8-inch matchsticks
2
medium avocados, peel and quarter
3
Tbsp fresh lime juice
2
cups romaine lettuce, shredded
3
cups iceberg, shredded
1
cup loosely packed watercress leaves or arugula
1
pt. grape tomatoes, cut in half
1
cup white cheddar, shredded
4
oz, Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
6
thick bacon slices, cooked and cut into ¼ inch pieces
1
cup pecan halves, toasted
1
roasted chicken, shredded
Apple-Cider Vinaigrette:
1/4
cup Apple cider vinegar
1/2
cup Olive Oil
3
Tbsp. Water
2
Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
2
Tbsp. Honey
1
Tbsp. Shallot, diced fine
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions

Gently toss apples and avocado lime juice. Toss together lettuces and watercress or arugula. Arrange on a large serving platter or 4 plates. Group all remaining ingredients over salad greens and drizzle with dressing.

To make vinaigrette; combine all ingredients in a container. Make sure the lid is tight and shake to combine.