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Winter Salad with Caramelized Yurosek Farms Pistachios And Green Apple


  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Yurosek Farms Pistachios, shelled
  • 4 cups Arugula, picked and washed
  • 2 cups Watercress, picked and washed
  • 1 bulb Fennel, sliced in half lengthwise then thinly sliced
  • 1 Cored green apple, thinly sliced
  • 3 stalks Celery, thinly sliced
  • 4 leaves Basil, washed and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons white raisins, soaked in warm water and drained
  • 1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 whole Lemons, zested then juiced
  • 2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Breadcrumbs
  •  Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


To caramelize Yurosek Farms Pistachios: In a medium saucepan, heat sugar with water, salt and cayenne pepper over a high flame. Cook until mixture is soft and bubbling. Add Yurosek Farms Pistachios and stir 2-4 minutes, until caramelized (pistachios may clump together). Remove Yurosek Farms Pistachios from pan and lay on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. When Yurosek Farms Pistachios are completely cool, break apart and reserve.

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except cheese and breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Divide into 6 salad bowls. Top with cheese and breadcrumbs. Serve immediately.

Helpful Tips:

Celebrate the county of the harvest with this delicious- yet simple- fall salad featuring crisp green apples and caramelized Yurosek Farms pistachios.

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