Apple Blue Cheese Salad Recipe -
Apple Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Apple Blue Cheese Salad

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"Easy to make ahead, especially for guests who always love this salad. Granny Smith apple marinated in balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, bleu cheese, pecans, and bacon all tossed over romaine."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Place the julienned apple into a bowl with the balsamic vinaigrette. Refrigerate for at least one hour to marinate.
  2. Cook bacon in the microwave or in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Drain, and crumble.
  3. In a salad bowl, combine the blue cheese, pecans, bacon and romaine lettuce, and toss to blend. When ready to serve, pour the apples and dressing over the top.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 10, 2008

The flavors in this salad are 10-star. A little heavy on the dressing and blue cheese - I used a lighter hand. Also used walnuts because I didn't have pecans. Excellent salad - my guys all raved. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 08, 2010

The bacon was the saving grace but I will not make this again. The balsamic vinaigrette was over powering taking away from the flavors. I threw a lot of this away. In addition, it is ugly.

Feb 25, 2007

Simple to make. Used real bacon bits instead of frying the bacon. Toast the pecans for added flavor. Used Trader Joe's balsamic vinegarette. Will make this for company again in a few days.

Dec 23, 2004

This was a wonderfull treat. My husband who hardly eats salads, couldn't put his fork down. Try it, you will love it.

Oct 06, 2009

So good. In the interest of time, used bottle dressing and did not marinate the apples, just peeled, chopped, put in the bowl with other ingredients. Used baby spinach instead of lettuce because I had on hand. Didn't measure the salad dressing, just added and tossed as normal. The bowl was wiped clean!

Oct 26, 2004

This is a great recipe! Good pick for when you want something just a little different but not too far out!

Oct 10, 2005

Served this to guests and everyone asked for the recipe. They couldn't believe it was so simple to make. Presents beautifully, as well. Yummy, it's a keeper!

Jan 14, 2010

this is (basically) a salad I've made for years,everyone loves it! haven't used bacon, but why not! I use toasted pecans because I like them. 4 servings. 1/4 C walnut pieces, toasted 1 medium head Romaine, torn, 1/2 bunch watercress 1 large Granny Smith apple,cored & sliced thinly & brushed lightly with lemon juice to prevent discolouration 4 ozs. Stilton, crumbled. Dressing: whisk 6 TBLspns. olive oil, 3 TBLspns. raspberry or Balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper to taste, in small bowl. when ready to serve, toss greens with dressing, arrange on plate. arrange apple slices around the edges, (pointy ends to centre) sprinkle with cheese, top centre with nuts. This presentation is most attractive. (I feel the photo is a bit of a mish mash!) serve immediately. D.


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  • Calories
  • 334 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 29.6 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 1012 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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