Apple, Manchego and Chive Salad

This is another recipe adapted from a restaurant – Cafe Lurcat in Naples, Florida. It is only four ingredients but it was a crowd pleaser at the tasting!


  • 4  med. Granny Smith apples
  • A bit of lemon juice
  • 4 ounces Manchego cheese
  • 8 chives (enough for 4 tablespoons chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil – the best you can find
  • 2 pinches kosher salt

Cut the apples into matchsticks. We have a mandoline that makes this job a piece of cake. Toss into ice water with a bit of lemon juice so the apples don’t start turning brown. Cut the cheese into matchsticks. Thinly slice the chives. Toss all ingredients with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 pinches kosher salt. Serve immediately.

Served with Van Ruiten Sauvignon Blanc.

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