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Apple Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad

A simple recipe including apples, feta cheese, walnuts, romaine hearts and a delicious raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Did I ever mention that I was a vegetarian for 9 years? Okay I was which means that I know how to cook delicious and healthy vegetarian food. I ate salads nearly everyday and still do even though I stopped eating just vegetarian food in my 20?s. Here is a recipe that can be served vegetarian or not! Keep in mind that this is a salad so don’t be afraid to mix it up or add as little or a lot of an ingredient as desired.


  • 2-3 Romaine Hearts , Shredded
  • 1-2 apples chopped
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked and chopped (optional)
  • cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup walnuts or pecans
  • 1 pkg. Feta Cheese (Use to taste)


  • 1/2 cup raspberries fresh (or thawed frozen)
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 large clove garlic , minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Mash the raspberries and mix everything for the dressing.
  • Mix in the raspberry vinaigrette at the end when you assemble all of the ingredients for the salad.
  • Option: Replace the white balsamic vinegar with dark balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar or raspberry vinegar.