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Apple Manchego Chive Salad

Apple Manchego Chive Salad has been the darling of my fall recipe repertoire. Sweet-tart apples, buttery cheese, and mild chives in a grassy-lemony dressing. It's somehow both simple and complex, and at the same time effortless and impressive.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, easy, quick, Salad
Keyword: fall, healthy, no bake, vegetarian
Servings: 4


  • Mandoline


  • 4 small firm apples
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice divided
  • 4 ounces manchego cheese
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Using a mandoline or knife, cut apples into matchsticks. Toss with 1 tablespoon lemon to prevent browning.
  • Using a mandoline or knife, cut manchego into matschsticks. Toss with apples.
  • Snip chives and toss with apples.
  • Whisk together remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice and olive oil. Toss with salad. Serve immediately (though the apples lose some crispness, I find leftover are still delicious for a couple days).