I made this salad for a shabbat dinner I hosted at the beginning of the summer. I made it because all my normal go-to salad ingredients were being used in other dishes in the meal, so I had to think a little out of the box. I had three different kinds of beautiful greens from my CSA box, so I put them all together, chopped up a few apples, sprinkled on the nuts, and tossed it all with my new obsession, my homemade honey mustard vinaigrette. It was so good, that I made it again the next week. And the next. In fact, I’m eating it right now.
The point is, this salad is simple, crisp, refreshing, and delicious. The sweet apple is nicely offset by the tart cherries, and the walnuts add something to crunch on. The honey mustard vinaigrette is light enough that it doesn’t take away from the freshness of the salad. The whole thing is quick to throw together and always comes out well. This is not a salad that can be your entire meal, but it is a lovely accompaniment to a light sandwich or a chilled soup. I highly recommend eating it outside on a warm sunny day or a breezy summer evening.