Spring can never come too soon, and the flavors of the season marry beautifully with tender and authentically spiced carnitas in a deliciously fresh salad that's great as a side dish or a whole meal.
|½ lb.||Charlie's Pride Carnitas|
|1||Gala or other type of crisp apple, julienned (soak in lemon or lime juice to prevent browning)|
|½ cup||Dried cranberries|
|2 heads||Iceberg lettuce|
|½ cup||Walnut halves, toasted|
|8 oz||Light salad dressing|
In a small sauce pot over medium heat, warm honey until bubbling, then add walnuts. Continue to cook while stirring for 2 mintues, making sure to thoroughly coat walnuts in honey; remove and place on sheet tray to cool. Portion lettuce between 4 salad plates, top with chunks of carnitas, then apples. Finish with a sprinkle of dried cranberries and honey glazed walnuts, then drizzle with your favorite salad dressing and serve immediately.