Apple and Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

This crowd pleaser includes sweet fall apples that balance out the pungent flavor of Gorgonzola cheese. Pair the salad with roasted chicken, turkey or pork tenderloin.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8th of recipe or about 1 1/4 cups

  • Calories 150
  • Carbohydrate 14 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Fat 10 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Dietary Fiber 3 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 95 mg

This Recipe Serves 8

Ingredients

Salad
2 large (8-oz) Braeburn apples, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
8 cups mixed salad greens
1 small red onion, thinly sliced

Vinaigrette
2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp honey
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup walnut oil
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Garnish
1/4 cup toasted walnut pieces
3 Tbsp crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

Instructions

  1. Coat the apples with the lemon juice and set aside. Place the carrot slices and mixed greens on a platter. Top with the onion and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the orange and lemon juices, honey and mustard. Slowly add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly. 
  3. Add the apples to the salad. Top with walnuts and cheese. Drizzle on the vinaigrette.

From The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook by Robyn Webb

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