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Simply eating apples can be very beneficial to your skin care regimen and help provide a natural youthful look.  Raw apples are packed with antioxidants which help prevent cell and tissue damage, preventing wrinkles and aging, while promoting a healthy hair growth.  Apples are great exfoliators too, when featured in skin care products, listed as the key ingredient, being malic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid which naturally exfoliates the skin.  But if you just want to enjoy the old adage, An Apple A Day… then eat red apples.  Red apples, are especially good for you because of the large quantities of collagen and elastin they contain.  Plus, Braeburn apples, help prevent harmful UV rays.

Walnuts are also great for skin too, its benefits can be found in, our Skin Friendly Walnut Crusted Chicken Recipe.  This is an easy and tasty way to boost your skin’s health after a fun-filled summer soaking up those UV rays! 

Be sure to use crisp apples for this salad.

Per serving: 272 calories; 5 g protein; 23 g fat; 13 g carbs; 2 g fiber.

Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 red apples, quartered, cored, and each quarter cut into 8 wedges
  • 3 ounces baby arugula, washed and dried (6 cups)
  • 1 Belgian endive, leaves separated, washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

  1. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast walnuts, stirring frequently until crisp and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, shallot, and vinegar until well combined. Whisk in the oil until thick; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add apple and arugula; toss to coat. Arrange endive leaves on four serving plates, top with apple mixture and scatter mint, cheese, and walnuts over the top.
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