Apple, Pecan, and Blue Cheese Salad

Serves: 8

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.

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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.


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