Gorgonzola and Apple Salad

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Gorgonzola and Apple Salad
Gorgonzola and Apple Salad
Golden Blossom Honey

Gorgonzola and Apple Salad

Subtly sweet honey and punchy Dijon mustard make for a delicious dressing for this easy salad recipe that takes just minutes to prepare. Serve this salad as a prelude to a main course of grilled pork chops or roast chicken.

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2
Servings
1039
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey, preferably Golden Blossom
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons red-wine or balsamic vinegar

For the salad

  • 1 medium-sized head romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 1-2 apples, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 Cup pecans or walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 Pound Gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled

Directions

For the dressing

Mix together the first 4 ingredients in a blender. Continue blending, slowly adding the olive oil until well mixed. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.

For the salad

Place the lettuce, cheese, and apples in a large salad bowl. Toss with the dressing. Add the pecans, and toss again. Serve.

Gorgonzola Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Gorgonzola Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
90g
100%
Sugar
28g
N/A
Saturated Fat
20g
99%
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Protein
19g
39%
Carbs
46g
15%
Vitamin A
1483µg
100%
Vitamin B12
0.7µg
11.5%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
23.4%
Vitamin C
22mg
36%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
9mg
45%
Vitamin K
362µg
100%
Calcium
450mg
45%
Fiber
13g
53%
Folate (food)
459µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
459µg
100%
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
107mg
27%
Monounsaturated
54g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
422mg
60%
Polyunsaturated
12g
N/A
Potassium
1255mg
36%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
30.6%
Sodium
1492mg
62%
Sugars, added
9g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
30.7%
Zinc
4mg
24%

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