Apple-and-Gorgonzola Salad With Maple Dressing

apple-gorgonzola-salad Recipe

Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Sara Slavin

Light and refreshing, this easy apple-and-gorgonzola salad is a terrific mix of sweet, tart, salty, and savory flavors. 


6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 179
Fat 9 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 3 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 162 mg
Calcium 107 mg


1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 cups bagged prewashed European mixed salad greens
2 large sliced Red Delicious apples
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 tablespoons chopped pecans


1. Combine first 5 ingredients (through pepper), stirring well with a whisk.

2. Combine greens and apple in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle salad with Gorgonzola cheese and pecans.

Jerry Gulley II,


December 2005
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