Apple, Pecan, and Blue Cheese Salad
This is a favorite salad recipe featuring apples, pecans, and dried cherries. Add chopped cooked chicken for a main dish meal.
Dovetailing Tip: Instead of adding the salad dressing to then entire salad, divide the salad onto plates for each serving, Drizzle each serving with dressing. Save the leftover salad and dressing to serve with Meal 3.
|12 ounces||salad greens (spring mix)|
|2 wholes||apples, cored, sliced very thin|
|1/2 cup||pecan halves|
|1/4 cup||dried cherries|
|6 ounces||blue cheese, cut into chunks|
|1 tablespoon||heaping dijon mustard|
|1 tablespoon||maple syrup (more to taste)|
|1 teaspoon||apple cider vinegar (more to taste)|
|1/4 cup||olive oil|
|salt and pepper, to taste|
Add greens, apple slices, pecan halves, dried cherries, and blue cheese chunks into a large salad bowl.
In a small jar, mix Dijon, maple syrup, vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Put the lid on the jar and shake well to mix.
Pour a little salad dressing over the top of the salad and toss to combine. Taste salad and add more salad dressing to taste.