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

How to Make It

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

Ratings & Reviews

EllenDeller's Review

February 25, 2014
Really nice salad. Sometimes I've changed up the cheese or the nuts. If you use a Mexican crumbling cheese instead of blue, this makes a great side with Mexican dishes such as posole or enchilladas since it's so light and fresh. Salad is also great with toasted pecans or hazelnuts.

shmedly's Review

December 21, 2010
Amazing, one of the best salads I've ever had! I don't add any salt and it's fine. Spinach is also good in place of the lettuce mix.

carolfitz's Review

March 25, 2009
Very nice dressing, light and fresh. Served as 1st course to CL's New England fish chowder.

KristiV's Review

January 03, 2009
This is so good! It is very easy to make and it comes out fabulously. I have left offthe walnuts when I didn't have them and I have substituted gorgonzola and feta at times. All are delicious! It is really the dressing that makes this salad spectacular, so try different cheeses and different types of apples. YUM! You can serve this and be proud or whip it up on a weeknight.