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Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
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.