Apple Gorgonzola Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

20 minutes and two steps is all it takes to toss together a lovely salad.


6 servings

Vinaigrette Ingredients

1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, finely chopped

Salad Ingredients

1 (10 ounce) bag mixed baby greens or Italian-blend salad greens
1 medium red or green apple, chopped (1 cup)
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese (2 ounce)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted*


In small bowl, beat vinaigrette ingredients with wire whisk until smooth. In large bowl, toss salad ingredients with vinaigrette just before serving.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 20 minutes

Additional Information

* To toast nuts, heat oven to 350°F (177°C). Spread nuts in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

The vinaigrette can be made up to 2 days ahead of time. Cover tightly and refrigerate until serving time.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 230 (Calories from Fat 170), Total Fat 19 g (Saturated Fat 4 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 170 mg; Total Carbohydrate 10 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 8 g), Protein 4 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

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