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.

Apple, Gorgonzola and Pecan Salad 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.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Jenn
    January 29, 2010 at 7:12 am

    I nominated you for a blogger award :)

    http://jennsfoodjourney.blogspot.com/2010/01/extremely-honored.html

  • Reply
    peachkins
    January 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I’m lovin’ the looks of this salad!

  • Reply
    Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
    January 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Pecan makes everything better! :)

  • Reply
    patsy
    January 28, 2010 at 9:47 am

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

  • Reply
    amlalalolo
    January 28, 2010 at 9:42 am

    thank for recipe

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    Kitchen Monki Dan
    January 28, 2010 at 8:58 am

    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!