Romaine With Apple, Pecans and Blue Cheese Recipe -
Romaine With Apple, Pecans and Blue Cheese Recipe

Romaine With Apple, Pecans and Blue Cheese

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"Eating the skin of apples provides about twice the anti-cancer activity as eating only the pulp, Cornell University studies show. That's why this recipe says not to peel the apple. You may wonder about the hefty amount of fat in each serving. Don't: 90% of it is good monounsaturated fat from avocado and pecans."

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  1. In a small bowl, mash cheese with a fork. Add vinegar, mustard, juice and yogurt; stir to combine thoroughly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. Toss with 1/2 cup Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing.
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  • Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 29, 2005

We'll have this again for sure! My hubby and I are salad freaks and really enjoyed this one. I used a different blue cheese dressing recipe; that was the only change I made. Fantastic!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 21, 2011

Wasn't impressed with the dressing (made it exact). I took out the onions (I think mine were too strong) So I used a basic honey/mustard vinegrette and it was much better and just added the bleu cheese. I got compliments on it this way.

Feb 18, 2009

I loved the combination of flavors in this salad. I made it as described but my onions were too sharp so we picked them out. This dressing is light and I ended up dipping pita in the leftovers. Voted 5 * by all three of my "tasters".

May 08, 2007

I really liked the combo of the apple and blue cheese dressing (though I used a bottled version). I was forced to omit the avocado because mine wasn't ripe enough. Very good!

Oct 13, 2010

I altered the recipe based on ingredients on hand. I changed the dressing to white vinegar,brown sugar, spicy mustard, and tahini. I omitted the pecans, but it was still very yummy!! I love the apple, avocado, and red onion combo, delicious!

Jan 08, 2010

Those of you using store bought dressing are missing out. This salad and dressing is PERFECT as is. My new favorite!

Jan 15, 2012

The combination of flavors in this salad is JUST RIGHT. As a big fan of red onion, I knew this salad would have some bite, but a good salad has some bite. That's what makes it good. The apples compliment the avocado, compliment the red onion, compliment the nuts...and it's all pulled together by a wonderful yogurt/blue cheese dressing. I'll fix this one again and again and AMAZE MY FRIENDS!

Oct 12, 2012

Yummy! I used a store-bought mix of mild lettuces including butter lettuce with a bit of red cabbage mixed in. I was in a hurry and accidentally forgot the orange juice and red onion but the bitterness of the cabbage made up for it. I also had to use sour cream instead of yogurt and also added a bit of olive oil into the dressing. And I have to admit I did the dressing by feel and not following measurements. It was delish!


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  • Calories
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.3 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 7.1 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 238 mg
  • 10%

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

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