- 2 green apples, e.g. Granny Smith
- head of lettuce of your choice
- 90 gram smoked duck breast slices
- handful of walnuts
- 2 heads of chicory
- dash of apple cider (no vinegar!)
- handful small croutons
- 2 tablespoons crème fraîche
- walnut oil
- fresh chives
- optional: lemon juice
Kitchen equipment needed
- salad spinner
- small bowl
- cutting board & chef’s knife
- vegetable peeler
Preparation — 10 minutes
RINSE the lettuce and remove any excess water using a salad spinner. REMOVE the outer leaves and hard parts of the chicory and divide into small strips. PEEL the apples and cut into thin slices, to prevent them from discoloring you can drizzle the apple slices with lemon juice.
COMBINE a dash of apple cider, a dash of walnut oil and 2 tablespoons crème fraîche in a small bowl and whisk to create a smooth dressing. Use a nutcracker for the walnuts and crush them into chunks. CHOP the chives into quite coarse pieces and set aside. COMBINE the lettuce and dressing in a large bowl.
Finishing the smoked duck salad with walnuts — 5 minutes
DIVIDE the lettuce with dressing on the plates, then ADD chicory, apple slices, walnut, smoked duck slices and croutons. GARNISH with coarsely chopped chives and enjoy!