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Classic Apple and Blue Cheese Salad

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
This light and refreshing salad has the word classic in its title for a reason. This recipe is sure to stick around. "I first tasted this salad at a luncheon given by a friend of mine. I love the flavor combination of tart-sweet apples, crunchy walnuts, and pungent blue cheese." --CL Reader

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups torn Bibb lettuce leaves (about 2 heads)
  • 1 cup chopped Granny Smith apple
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped toasted walnuts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 54
  • caloriesfromfat 48 %
  • fat 2.9 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 1.2 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 1.7 g
  • carbohydrate 6.5 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 1.8 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 176 mg
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add lettuce and remaining ingredients, tossing gently to coat.