Chestnut, Apple & Mâche Salad


Happy Monday, friends!!! I can’t believe it is officially SPRING! I mean, I know the calendar says it’s spring but the weather here would say otherwise.  We were given a few really nice days earlier this month then this past weekend mother nature had a mood swing and all the sudden the winter cold and wind was back. 

So since it is spring I decided to serve up a salad recipe today BUT given that fact that it’s still cold out, I decided to make it using warm chestnuts! 

To be honest, I haven’t really made a lot of dishes with chestnuts before but after perusing the store I found packaged shelled and ready-to-eat chestnuts in the produce section and thought they would be delicious in a salad…and they are!

 

Chestnut, Apple & Mâche Salad Recipe {vegan, gluten free, dairy free}

While chestnuts are technically nuts, they actually have a more meaty/starchy texture as opposed to traditional crunchy nuts which is a great meatless way to give a salad some substance! 

I paired it with tart granny smith apples and golden raisins on a bed of mâche lettuce blend.  Máche, otherwise known as lamb’s lettuce offers a nutty flavor which blends deliciously with the chestnuts and also has a ton of nutrients in it including vitamins B and C plus it’s packed with iron! 

For the dressing, I just drizzled on some olive oil with a splash of white vinegar to keep it simple.  

Chestnut, Apple & Mâche Salad Recipe {vegan, gluten free, dairy free}

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Chestnut, Apple & Mâche Salad 


RECIPE 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups mâche lettuce blend
  • 1/2 granny smith apple, sliced 
  • 1/3 cup shelled and ready to eat chestnuts, chopped
  • 7oz golden raisins 
  • olive oil or walnut oil & vinegar, drizzled

 

Directions: 

  1. Plate lettuce and top with granny smith apples. 
  2. Warm ready to eat chestnuts according to package instructions, measure out 1/3 cup, chop and sprinkle on top of salad then add raisins. 
  3. Drizzle with oil and vinegar. 
  4. Enjoy! 
You might also like:  Foodie Friday: Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas

Don’t forget to linkup with myself and Running on Happy if you have a meatless recipe to share! 

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This post is also linked up with Confessions of a Mother Runner and A Whisk and Two Wands for Meatless Monday.

 

 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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