Gorgonzola and Apple Salad

Gorgonzola and Apple Salad
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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
798
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
58g
83%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
47g
100%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
61g
47%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
45µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
71µg
79%
Calcium, Ca
79mg
8%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
138µg
35%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
25mg
8%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
116mg
17%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
1113mg
74%
Water
76g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.