Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

So, let’s talk about salads.

I really enjoy them.  Or, at least, I think I do.

I want to.

Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

But I get bored of them so quickly.

Maybe that’s a me issue.  Or, maybe it’s a salad issue.

I vote salad issue.  I’m sure you agree.

Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

That’s what I love about this salad.   I mean…look at all that tasty goodness just waiting to join the party.

Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Never thought about a salad being entertaining before?  Neither had I, really, until I started to think about it.

Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

There are tons of different things in there to keep me entertained.  So good!

Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Put more simply: It’s a salad with fruit.  It’s good.  Mmmm.

Watch me make the super tasty and easy balsamic vinaigrette for this salad:

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Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This is a delicious and refreshing salad that has all sorts of goodies.
Categories: Salad
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: apple gorgonzola salad, apple gorgonzola salad recipe, gorgonzola salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 476 kcal
Author: A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup good quality olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups mixed baby greens slightly packed
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced and halved
  • 5 tbsp gorgonzola crumbles
  • 1/2 avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds or candied pecans, for a sweeter version
  • 1/2 granny smith apple unpeeled, cored and thinly sliced into wedges
  • 1/2 cup croutons
Instructions
  1. For the vinaigrette, combine the balsamic vinegar and black pepper in a small bowl. Briskly whisk in the olive oil to emulsify. Set aside.
  2. For the salad, add the mixed baby greens to a large mixing bowl and add 2-4 tbsp. of the balsamic vinaigrette (depending on how well you like it coated in dressing). Gently toss to coat.
  3. Divide the dressed greens onto two separate plates. Arrange the cucumber, gorgonzola, avocado, almonds, apple and croutons atop the greens. Alternately, you can toss all the ingredients together instead of just adding the balsamic vinegar to the greens. Either way is fine.
Nutrition Facts
Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (1 salad)
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 266
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.6g46%
Saturated Fat 8.4g42%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 428.3mg18%
Carbohydrates 21.7g7%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 8.8g10%
Protein 11.7g23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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