This apple brie salad is full of perfect fall pairings: sweet apples match with creamy brie cheese and chewy cranberries compliment crunchy pecans. It's an autumn-inspired salad that will have you craving every fresh, flavorful bite!
This post is sponsored by Murray's Cheese. All opinions are my own.
Here's what you'll need to make this recipe:
- Mixed greens
- Dried cranberries
For the dressing:
- Olive oil
- Apple cider vinegar
See the recipe card at the bottom of the page for full recipe.
Here's a few popular ingredient substitutions and additions for this recipe:
Mixed greens: I've used a spring mix for this recipe, but you could also use any similar lettuce mix. Spinach or arugula are also tasty.
Apple: use a honeycrisp apple or any sweet red apple.
Brie: I use a mini brie round for this recipe (8oz) because the recipe calls for 6 oz (but you can add more if you like)! My favorite pairing is a creamy, French brie like Murray's Mini Brie.
Peans: swap these out for walnuts or almonds if you prefer.
Apple cider vinegar: white wine vinegar or lemon juice can be substituted.
Step 1: Make the dressing
In a small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients. Stir or whisk the dressing until emulsified (fully mixed and slightly thickened).
Taste your dressing and season with additional salt, pepper, or honey (for sweetness) if desired.
Step 2: Mix the salad
Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl. Drizzle as much of the dressing as preferred on top (start by adding half) and toss to mix.
TIP: I've used Murray's Mini Brie cheese for this recipe because it's delicious and sturdy enough to slice! But if you need to firm up your cheese, freeze it for a few minutes before cutting.
Step 3: Serve
Serve immediately. This recipe makes about 5 - 6 servings as a side dish. It pairs well with most main courses and would be tasty with lighter proteins like chicken or fish.
About The Dressing
This recipe includes a simple, 5-ingredient honey mustard dressing. You could also swap this out for your favorite store-bought honey mustard.
Other dressings that you could use include: balsamic vinaigrette, apple vinaigrette or apple cider vinaigrette.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, there's no need to trim the rind off. Brie cheese has a thin rind that's completely edible (and tasty)!
It's not recommended to make this salad ahead of time. This salad is best when made and then served immediately or within about an hour of making it. Otherwise the apples tend to brown and the cheese may start to dry out.
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