Classic Apple and Blue Cheese Salad

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

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

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 54
  • Calories from fat: 48%
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.5g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 1.8mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 176mg
  • Calcium: 35mg

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

Preparation

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