So with such divergent salad preferences, I'm always a little hesitant to try out a new one. Salad doesn't keep well, if at all, so if it's not a hit, there are leftovers that will likely be wasted, and I hate that. Although I knew this recipe for Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad with Maple Dressing would be a tough sell since it doesn't have the core components the boys like, I didn't care. When the recipe surfaced on the Cooking Light bulletin boards a few years ago, Bobmark affectionately nicknamed it "heaven on a plate," and salad preferences be darned, I was making it!
I happen to love this one and make it often. Usually it means just picking up the greens at the store, since I'll always have the dressing ingredients and the blue cheese on hand. I love a dish that you can whip together straight from your pantry shelves. Since this isn't my husband's favorite type of salad, he's only good for one plate, BUT my six-and-a-half year old son happens to love this one, and is good for two helpings at least. And that, my friends, is enough for me.