In the Kitchen with Sigona’s Featuring: Quick, Healthy & Easy Apple Recipes

Wild Arugula Salad with Shredded Chicken and Local Honeycrisp Apples

A wonderfully light, healthy lunch packed with multi-layered flavors of sweet and tart over a bed of peppery and nutty wild arugula. Our local and organic Honeycrisp are outstanding and work great here.

Ingredients:

  • Diced Honeycrisp apples
  • Halved grapes
  • Greek yogurt (such as FAGE)
  • Squirt of lemon juice
  • Walnuts or pecans
  • Shredded, roasted chicken
  • Wild, local arugula salad (available at Sigona’s right now)
  • A drizzle of Sigona’s Spanish Manzanillo extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste

Directions:

Combine apples, grapes, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, and toss well to combine.

Scoop and serve over a bed of wild arugula topped with nuts.

Drizzle with olive oil and lightly season with kosher salt.

Local Organic Jonagold Apple & Avocado

This recipe, inspired by a dish by Thomas Keller, chef of the world renowned French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley, makes a delicious snack all by itself or you can spoon it onto celery or endive spears. It’s an easy, no-cook, virtually no work appetizer or snack you can have ready in less than five minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Diced Jonagold apples
  • Diced avocado
  • 2 TSP lemon zest
  • Walnuts, chopped
  • Squirt of lemon juice
  • Drizzle of walnut oil

Directions:

Combine ingredients

Toss and serve immediately.

Quick, Easy & Delicious Apple Recipes

Right now our apples are outstanding because they’ve just been picked, which means they’re super crisp and exploding with flavors. The Honeycrisp is my go-to apple and we have local farmer Vince Gizdich bringing in some true beauties.

  • It doesn’t get any easier or much better than crisp, sliced apples served alongside some wonderful cheese. Apples will complement most cheeses, but pair particularly well with our 4 1/2-year aged cheddar, Gorgonzola Dolce or creamy, rich Camembert.
  • I also like to create a quick dish using thinly sliced Honeycrisp apples. I use a mandolin to slice them very thin, then I give them a squirt of lime juice and fan them on a nice plate. After they’re fanned out, I very lightly drizzle them with pure maple syrup and sprinkle on a light topping of poppy seeds.
  • Make an easy, simple snack consisting of an apple and a serving of FAGE Total 0% yogurt as a protein.

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