We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Apple, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 10 min to make this recipe. The Apple, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad recipe should make enough food for 8 servings.
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Ingredients for Apple, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad
- 12 ounces salad greens (spring mix)
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup pecan halves
- 6 ounces blue cheese chunks
- 2 whole apples, cored and sliced very thin
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon (heaping) Dijon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (or more to taste)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions for Apple, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad
- Add the greens, cherries, pecans, cheese and apples into a large salad bowl.
- Mix the olive oil, Dijon, maple syrup and vinegar in a small jar and sprinkle with and salt and pepper. Put the lid on the jar and shake well to mix.
- Pour a little of the salad dressing over the top of the salad and toss to combine. Taste the salad and add more dressing to taste.
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- Cooking pots
- Frying pan
- Cutting board
- Measuring cups
- Wooden Spoon
Categories in this Recipe
- Salad Recipes
- Apple Recipes
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