"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." — ALRIESTER
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Granny Smith apple, cored and julienned
balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
crumbled blue cheese
torn romaine lettuce
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!
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.
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.
This was a wonderfull treat. My husband who hardly eats salads, couldn't put his fork down. Try it, you will love it.
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!
This is a great recipe! Good pick for when you want something just a little different but not too far out!
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!
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Apple Blue Cheese Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 266
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