Apple-Gorgonzola Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

20 minutes and two steps is all it takes to toss together a lovely salad.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

1/3
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4
cup red wine vinegar
2
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
clove garlic, finely chopped

Salad

1
bag (10 oz) mixed baby greens or Italian-blend salad greens
1
medium red or green apple, chopped (1 cup)
1/2
cup crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese (2 oz)
1/3
cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 In small bowl, beat vinaigrette ingredients with wire whisk until smooth.
  • 2 In large bowl, toss salad ingredients with vinaigrette just before serving.

Expert Tips

To toast nuts, heat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

The vinaigrette can be made up to 2 days ahead of time. Cover tightly and refrigerate until serving time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
170mg
170%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.