Apple, Walnut Gorgonzola Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Apple, Walnut Gorgonzola Salad recipe? Learn how to make Apple, Walnut Gorgonzola Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by vldonaldson

Makes 12 servings



very close to the Bucca Di peppo sald - yum

Recipe Ingredients for Apple, Walnut Gorgonzola Salad

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 pinch black pepper
1/8 cup red onion, chopped fine
1 teaspoons garlic, chopped
3/4 cup olive oil
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
2 cups walnuts, halves and pieces
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 green apple, granny smith, (chopped, sliced for garnish)
8 oz Romain lettuce (chopped)
2 T Gorgonzola Cheese, (crumbled)
1/4 cup cranberries, dried

Recipe Directions for Apple, Walnut Gorgonzola Salad

  1. Red Wine Vinaigrette (ingredients red wine to olive oil)

  2. Combine the red wine vinegar, oregano, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a blender. Add the onion and garlic. Blend together while slowly adding the olive oil. By adding the olive oil slowly it will emulsufly with the other ingredients creating a thicker vinaigrette.Let vinaigrette sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. This is best made shortly before using.

  3. Spiced California Walnuts (ingredients egg white-allspice)

  4. Preheat oven to 225F and line a large shallow baking pan with foil.

  5. Combine egg white and water; beat until foamy. Add walnut halves and piecesand toss to coat. Pour the mixture into a strainer and let drain 2-3 minutes.

  6. Combine sugar, cinnamon and allspice in a plastic or paper bag; shake to mix.

  7. Add the walnuts; hold the bag shut and shake vigorously to coat the nuts.

  8. Spread the nuts in one layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  9. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

  10. Cool completely, stirring occasionally and breaking nuts apart if stuck together. Don't worry if they stick to the foil, it is easy to peel them off.

  11. Store in a tightly-capped jar.

  12. Makes 2 cups

  13. Assemble the salad

  14. Slice off 2 side of apple along side of core. cut long slices for garnish. Then 1/2 inch chop/cube the remaining 2 sides of apple up, around the core. Wash and cut lettuce. Dry the lettuce as much as possible in colander. Prepare cheese. Chop up walnuts.

  15. Mix vinegarette into lettuce. Add chopped apples, 3/4 of the walnuts and 3/4 gorganzola. Toss well. Plate and garnish with remaining walnuts, cranberries and more gorganzola cheese. Garnish rim of salad along plate with the sliced apples.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 89.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
302
Calories from Fat
238
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.4g
41%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Sodium
224mg
9%
Potassium
186mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
13.6g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
10.2g
Protein
6.1g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 3% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
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