Apple Pecan and Feta Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is loaded with fall flavours and is sweet, crunchy and good for you!
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of denial that summer is nearing to an end. That’s also the sound of me rushing in, arms loaded with apples, pumpkins, butternut squash and a few leaves for table decor smiling from ear to ear.
Yeah, I’m kind of ready for fall.
It’s still pretty hot during the day time here, but last night for example I was cold. I was also up in the hills at what turned out to be two friends’ engagement party (woohoo!) but I’m hanging on to whatever hope I have for a colder period. It’s also been pouring rain since we had a storm over the weekend and I’m more than thankful for the cooler days. Even though fall doesn’t officially start until late September, in food blogger season it started up to two weeks ago and I feel as if I’ve been sitting, staring at my calendar, willing the days to move ahead.
They won’t. So I decided to share this salad with you now, anyway.
If you haven’t noticed, I’m into salads lately. In fact, I’m into loaded salads because who has time for boring plain salads?! This salad, came from my need to put pecans feta cheese and apple together in a healthy but still delicious way so of course I took to a salad. I know the word salad puts off many of us, but trust me, this is a salad you’re going to love.
On top of the combination of crisp apples, texture-adding pecans, sweet cranberries and deliciously-tart feta cheese you have the honey-apple dressing. Mr. Bakes had the idea to add apple cider vinegar to it, and the flavour combined with the honey and olive oil came through beautifully.
Needless to say, I ate this right up. As soon as I finished shooting (what’s new?). And did I mention that’s not lettuce, it’s kale?! You knew that was coming right? The kale added a unique flavour that just complimented all the other ingredients. I’m all for salads that come together with no heat, no cooking and under 15 minutes.
Look out fall, we’re coming through! (It sounded funnier in my head, so please laugh).