Apple Tossed Salad


1/3 cup red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
3 tablespoons water
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 cups torn romaine
1 medium red apple, thinly sliced
1 small sweet onion, sliced and separated into rings
1/4 cup sunflower kernels or walnuts


In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first nine ingredients; shake well. In a salad bowl, combine the romaine, apple, onion and sunflower kernel. Add dressing and toss to coat. Let stand for 30 minutes.