Granny Smith apple, large, cored, cut into matchsticks
Celery stalks, thinly sliced diagonally
Red onion, small, very thinly sliced
Green Apple Vinaigrette, as needed
Fresh baby spinach
Salt, to taste
Pepper, freshly ground, to taste
Plum tomatoes, seeded, finely diced
1 ⅓ cups
Walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped
Red Delicious apple, cored, thinly sliced
GREEN APPLE VINAIGRETTE
Yield: 2 cups
Granny Smith apple, cored, coarsely chopped
Whole-grain Dijon mustard
Pepper, freshly ground
TO PREPARE THE SPINACH SALAD WITH SMOKED TURKEY AND GREEN APPLE VINAIGRETTE:
1. Toss the turkey, cheese, green apple, celery and onion in a large bowl with enough vinaigrette to coat lightly. Toss the spinach in another large bowl with enough vinaigrette to coat lightly. Season the spinach to taste with salt and pepper.
2. On each plate, arrange a bed of spinach. Mound the turkey salad atop the spinach. Sprinkle the tomatoes and then the walnuts over the salads. Arrange the red apple slices around the salads and serve.
TO PREPARE THE GREEN APPLE VINAIGRETTE:
1. Process all the ingredients except the oil in a food processor to puree. With the machine running, gradually blend in the oil in a thin stream.
2. Use immediately or store in a refrigerator in a labeled and dated container.