The Gift of a Meal

I'm sharing over at Blessed is She today. Take a #morningrun over there and then come back here. I've got a recipe for that long-remembered salad. 


1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

tablespoon maple syrup

teaspoon Dijon mustard

 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds (optional)

clove garlic, finely chopped


bag (10 oz) mixed baby greens or Italian-blend salad greens

medium Granny Smith apple, chopped (1 cup)

1 cup seedless red grapes cut in half

1/2 red onion sliced very thinly

2/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese (2 oz)

1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted

In a small bowl, beat vinaigrette ingredients which a wire whisk until smooth. In a large bowl, toss salad ingredients with vinaigrette just before serving.