Apple, Gorgonzola and Pecan Salad

Apple, Gorgonzola and Pecan Salad

After the diet busting Nanaimo Bars that I shared yesterday, I thought it was time to lighten things up a little bit. I could think of no better way to do that than with this refreshing salad. And make no mistake my friends, lighter doesn’t mean less flavor, this salad is full of all kinds of yummy ingredients. Allow me to elaborate,  crisp spring salad mix is tossed with tart apples, tangy gorgonzola cheese, nutty pecans and then drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Delicious, no?

I must say, to save time, I am a huge fan of the washed and ready to eat salad mixes. My favorite of these salad mixes is the baby spring mix with herbs. There are a few different brands that carry a blend like this. Each brand may have various lettuces in it but you will most likely find baby red romaine, arugula, green leaf, frisee and radicchio. The latest batch that I picked up also happened to have some fresh dill and I loved it. Pick your favorite blend, any will work for this salad.

Note: If you make this salad a head of time, toss the apples with a little lemon juice first to help prevent them from browning.

The Recipe

  • Serves 2 - 4

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups spring lettuce mix with herbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored and sliced
  • balsamic vinegar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh cracked pepper

Instructions:

  1. Combine lettuce mix, pecans, gorgonzola cheese and apple slices in a bowl. Toss to combine.
  2. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper. Toss once more.
  3. Serve.

Enjoy!

  • http://www.kitchenmonki.com Kitchen Monki Dan

    Taylor Farms organic spring mix is pretty good stuff. Sometimes I wish they put more frisee in it, can be a little spotty at times but overall, the best mix I’ve found. Mmm, dill and gorgonzola… will try some in my next salad! Thanks!

  • http://sites.google.com/site/kruasuanphakfarmfreshvegetable/ amlalalolo

    thank for recipe

  • http://familyfriendsandfood.blogspot.com patsy

    That is totally my kind of salad! I love apples and gorgonzola together!

  • http://myfabulousrecipes.blogspot.com Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes

    Pecan makes everything better! :)

  • http://www.thepeachkitchen.com peachkins

    I’m lovin’ the looks of this salad!

  • http://www.jennsfoodjourney.blogspot.com/ Jenn
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