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Apples, manchego, nectarines, dates, walnuts.

Great as a starter, or for lunch with some bread on the side.

This salad doesn’t look very exciting. My husband admitted he was a bit skeptical before tasting it, but the soft satisfying Manchego cheese and the crisp apples, really work. Next time I will add some rucola for its peppery taste (and color), and add a teaspoon or two of walnut oil.

apples and manchego passion_for_lime

You need:

  • Manchego cheese, in pieces
  • crisp apples, sliced
  • nectarine or peach, sliced
  • dates, sliced
  • walnuts, lightly toasted
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • salt + pepper


  • 1-2 tsp walnut oil
  • rucola

Mix and taste until you get the right mix of sweet, salty, lemony, peppery, soft an crispy.