Comté & Rice Salad with Chicken, Apples and Walnuts
Cubes of Comté get tossed with apples, chicken, toasted walnuts, rice and lemon vinaigrette for a mouthwatering but easy-to-make salad that is perfect for your next picnic or potluck.
In a small bowl, combine the smashed garlic clove with the lemon juice and let sit while mixing the rest of the ingredients.
In a large bowl, toss together the rice, chicken, Comté, celery, spinach, apples, green onions and walnuts.
Remove the garlic from the lemon juice (discard the garlic). Whisk in the olive oil and pour over the salad. Toss well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the salad sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to 1 hour before serving. Bon appétit!
Recipe and photo courtesy of Comté Cheese Association, Nicki Sizemore