Celery Root, Carrot & Apple Slaw

This crisp slaw is light and refreshing, packed with fresh parsley, pine nuts and a touch of cheese.

Ingredients:
1 medium celery root, peeled, quartered and julienned
2-3 carrots, peeled and julienned
2 apples, quartered, cored and julienned
1 ½ cups fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, loosely packed
½ cup shaved Pecorino, Parmesan or Manchego cheese
½ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
¼ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Method:
1. Add the celery root, carrots, apple, and parsley to a large bowl. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt into the bowl and toss.

2. Then, add most of the cheese, the oil, nuts, vinegar, and several grinds of pepper. Gently toss to combine well. Season to taste with salt and vinegar. Serve right away drizzled with more oil, sprinkled with additional pepper, and topped with the remaining cheese.

Fall Green Salad with Apples, Blue Cheese & Dried Cranberries

This beautiful salad is light and fresh, a perfect pairing for fall’s heartier pastas, risottos and soups.

Ingredients:
4 cups salad greens, washed and patted dry
1 cup radicchio, cored and thinly sliced
1 apple, cored and diced
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
¾ cup walnuts
¼ dried cranberries
F&L apple cider-honey vinaigrette
Fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In large bowl combine the greens, radicchio and apple slices. Drizzle about ¼ cup of the vinaigrette over the salad and toss to incorporate, then add more as desired. Top salad with crumbled blue cheese, walnuts and dried cranberries. Add fresh ground pepper over if needed.

Chicory Salad with Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

This light and bright dressing is the perfect compliment to peppery chicory greens.

Ingredients:
6 cups chicory, leaves separated and torn
1 cup pecans
¼ cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
¼ cup whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons honey
¼ cup thinly sliced chives
¼ cup goat cheese
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Toast pecans on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once, until slightly darkened and fragrant, 6-8 minutes. Let cool; crush or coarsely chop.

2. Whisk vinegar, mustard, and honey in a large bowl to combine. Add chicory, chives, and half of the pecans. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and lots of pepper, and toss to coat. Top salad with remaining pecans and goat cheese.

Fresh Cranberry Beans with Lemon & Olive Oil

A lovely supper side, these beautiful beans are also tossed with fresh herbs.

Ingredients:
1½ pounds fresh cranberry beans in pod
2 tablespoons salt
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, to taste
2 tablespoons combined chopped basil and parsley
Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Method:
1. Shell beans. In a large saucepan of boiling water, cook beans with salt until tender and no longer mealy, 10 to 20 minutes. Drain beans and transfer to a bowl.

2. While beans are still warm, toss with remaining ingredients and season with salt. Serve salad warm or at room temperature.

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