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Idiazabal Cheese and Apple Salad Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 cups mixed greens
- 1 large apple, sliced
- 1/2 cup Idiazabal cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed: None

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens, sliced apple, crumbled Idiazabal cheese, chopped walnuts, and dried cranberries.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

4. Serve immediately.

10 minutes
Temperature: Room temperature
Serving size: 4

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 290
- Fat: 22g
- Carbohydrates: 17g
- Protein: 8g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Mixed greens: Any salad greens can be used.
- Idiazabal cheese: Any smoked cheese can be used.
- Walnuts: Any nut can be used.
- Dried cranberries: Any dried fruit can be used.
- Apple cider vinegar: Any vinegar can be used.
- Honey: Any sweetener can be used.
- Olive oil: Any oil can be used.

- Add grilled chicken or shrimp for a protein boost.
- Use pears instead of apples.
- Add sliced red onion for a pop of color and flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Toast the walnuts for extra flavor.
- Use a mandoline to slice the apple thinly and evenly.
- Toss the salad with the dressing just before serving to prevent wilting.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftover salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
- This salad is best served cold and does not need to be reheated.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the salad in a large bowl or on individual plates.
- Garnish with additional chopped walnuts and dried cranberries.

- Chopped walnuts
- Dried cranberries

- This salad pairs well with grilled meats or fish.

Suggested side dishes:
- Garlic bread
- Roasted vegetables

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the salad is too dry, add more dressing.
- If the salad is too wet, add more greens.

Food safety advice:
- Wash all produce thoroughly before using.
- Store any leftover salad in the refrigerator and discard after 2 days.

Food history:
- Idiazabal cheese is a smoked cheese from the Basque region of Spain.

Flavor profiles:
- Smoky, sweet, tangy, nutty

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a light lunch or as a side dish with dinner.

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Region: Spanish

Taste: Creamy, Sweet, Tangy, Nutty, Savory