Lunchbreak: Marc Sievers makes apple salad with croutons and craquelins savoureux

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Craquelins Savoureux (Savory Crackers)
Serves 10

Ingredients (serves 10)
Gruyere Cheese – 6 ounces, cut into 30 thin slices
Dark Chocolate – 3 ounces, rough chopped
Basil – 30 small fresh leaves
Water Crackers – 30, plain
Honey – in a squeezable container

Simply layer each cracker with a slice of Gruyere, a basil leaf, a dollop of honey (about the size of a nickel), and topped with a piece of dark chocolate. Arrange on a serving platter. Easily expand recipe as needed.

Apple Salad with Croutons
(Serves 8)

Granny Smith Apple – cored, and thinly sliced
Honey Crisp Apple – cored, and thinly sliced
Lemon - juice of 1 lemon
Apple Cider Vinegar – 1/3 cup
Honey – 1/3 cup
Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon
Sea Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Black Pepper – 1/4 teaspoon, freshly cracked
Olive Oil – 1/4 cup
Dried Cranberries – 1/2 cup
Pistachios – 1/2 cup
Candied Pecans – 1/2 cup
Blue Cheese – 4 ounces, crumbled
Arugula or Spring Mix – 8 ounces,

Start by placing the cut apples in a large bowl of cold water.  Add the lemon juice, and allow to sit until ready to serve. Meanwhile, mix vinegar, honey, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.  Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking vigorously.  Set aside. Drain the apples. Arrange the greens down the center of a big platter.  Add the apples, dried cranberries, pistachios, pecans, and blue cheese on top.  Drizzle evenly with the vinaigrette. Serve immediately.


Demi Baguette – cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Olive Oil – 3 Tablespoons, unsalted

In a medium sauté pan set over medium heat, add the olive oil.  Once hot, add the bread cubes.  Toast for 5-10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly brown.

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