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Crisp Apple Salad

crisp apples, salad, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, recipe, gorgonzola cheese, fall saladNothing says fall more than apple chips dashed with cinnamon baking in the oven! The house smells amazing and you end up with a crisp, delicious treat that is perfect on this flavorful fall salad!

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apples, red onions, almonds, lettuce, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, sun dried tomatoes, gorgonzola cheeseIngredients (serves 2 as entrée, 4 as side dish)

  • 2 apples (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups lettuce
  • 1/2 red onion (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette

Begin by thinly slicing the apples. A mandolin would be perfect for this, but unfortunately I don’t have one.

I thought this would be the perfect time to let everyone know that my birthday is 33 days away… just saying 😉

apple slices, apples, baking apples, apple crisps, cinnamon, sugar, recipe, food, fruit, fallThey don’t have to be perfect (and if you’re using a knife to slice each one, there is pretty much no way they’re going to be!) But attempt to get them as uniform as possible so that they will bake evenly!

Sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon.

apple slices, apples, baking apples, apple crisps, cinnamon, sugar, recipe, food, fruit, fallBake at 200° for 2 hours, flipping half way through baking.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool and crisp completely.

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Simply toss together the lettuce, onions, tomatoes, almonds and balsamic vinaigrette.

Place on separate plates or in a large bowl for serving and top with the cheese and apple crisps.

crisp apples, salad, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, recipe, gorgonzola cheese, fall saladThis salad has the perfect balance of sweet, creamy and crunchy!

crisp apples, salad, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, recipe, gorgonzola cheese, fall saladNow dig in!

crisp apples, salad, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, recipe, gorgonzola cheese, fall saladThe salad is made even more delicious when topped with my Grilled Lemon Rosemary Basil Chicken!

crisp apples, salad, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, recipe, gorgonzola cheese, fall salad, grilled chickenOnce the apples are baked, you can place extra apple crisps in a Ziploc bag and throw this salad together any night of the week in 30 minutes with the chicken or less than 5 minutes without the chicken!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian without the grilled chicken.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.