I received compensation from Republic of Tea for this post. The recipe and opinions are my own.
This Cranberry Walnut Salad is made extra flavorful thanks to a homemade vinaigrette dressing made with caramel apple tea.
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Some people are shocked that I do not buy salad dressing. I do not see a reason too. All you need is a little oil and vinegar and some maybe some other ingredients like herbs or mustard, etc. and you can easily create your own in a few minutes
Republic of Tea
For this dressing, I used tea to help flavor it instead of herbs. Specifically Caramel Apple Tea from Republic of Tea. After I made it I promptly hid the container of tea to save for my son and I to enjoy when the weather finally cools off.
Republic of Tea's mission is:
Our mission was—and is—to see these teas steaming in the cups of men, women and children everywhere, and to emphasize a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle.Republic of Tea
I love this philosophy and need to adopt it more into my life. Slow down and savor instead of rush rush rush.
And their teas really should be sipped and savored because they are so wonderful. My guys and I will be having some "manly" tea parties this fall with the Caramel Apple and Apple Cider flavors of tea as well as some homemade scones if they have their way.
Learn more about Republic of Tea and check out all of their tasty flavors here:
Cranberry Walnut Salad with Caramel Apple Tea Infused Vinaigrette
- 1 caramel apple tea bag (or other flavor tea of choice)
- ⅓ cup white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- ⅔ cup olive oil
- ½ cup walnuts
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- seasoned salt
- 1 bunch arugula (washed and torn into bite sized pieces)
- 2-3 cups mixed salad greens (washed and torn into bite sized pieces)
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese (shaved or grated)
- In a small saucepan bring the vinegar to a boil. Add tea bag and remove from heat to let steep 5 minutes.
- In a small saute pan, combine olive oil and walnuts and heat to medium high. Sprinkle the nuts with seasoned salt and toast a few minutes until just turning golden brown. Watch carefully and stir a few times to keep from scorching. Remove from heat.
- Add arugula and lettuce to salad bowl, top with toasted walnuts, cranberries, and parmesan.
- Pour tea infused vinegar into a ½ pint jar, squeezing the tea bag to release as much liquid as possible. Add remaining vinaigrette ingredients and shake vigorously to combine. Pour over salad, toss to combine and serve.
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Wednesday Fall Recipes
- Air Fryer Cinnamon Spice Donut Drops by Daily Dish Recipes
- Almond Shortbread Cookies by Take Two Tapas
- Apple Cider Mule by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Apple Cider Palmer by The Spiffy Cookie
- Baked Pumpkin Donut Bites by Cookaholic Wife
- Baked Sweet Potato Chips by An Affair from the Heart
- Bread Pudding with Crème Anglaise by Palatable Pastime
- Caramel Apple Bourbon Hot Toddy by Family Around the Table
- Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream by Eat Move Make
- Caramel Apple Tea Cake by Big Bears Wife
- Cheddar Butternut Squash & Black Bean Chowder by Savory Moments
- Cranberry Walnut Salad with Caramel Apple Tea Vinaigrette by That Recipe
- Crispy Smashed Dutch Potatoes by Books n' Cooks
- Easy Ginger Cookie Truffles by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
- Glazed Cherry Pie Bars by Art of Natural Living
- Hasselback Sweet Potatoes by Jolene's Recipe Journal
- Lemon Lavender Scones by Blogghetti
- Meyer Lemon Lavender Cupcakes by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Mini Apple Crisp by Simple and Savory
- Pumpkin Whoopie Pie by Lemon Blossoms
- Roasted Maple Drenched Apple Pork Tenderloin Easy Recipe by Intelligent Domestications
- Roasted Sunchokes, Potatoes and Mushrooms by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Salted Caramel Swirl Chocolate Chip Cookies by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Spiced Apple Cider Mini Cheesecakes by Sweet Beginnings
- Sweet Potato Tart by Karen's Kitchen Stories
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