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Apple, Cheese and Toasted Walnut Salad

Apple, Cheese and Toasted Walnut Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 10
Looking for a signature salad? Try this one and keep it handy in your go-to recipe collection.
Updated March 30, 2009

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon celery seed

Salad

  • 1 medium head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups)
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens (from 10-oz bag)
  • 1 container (4 oz) blue or Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • 2 red apples, cut into bite-size pieces

Steps

  • 1
    In medium bowl, mix dressing ingredients with wire whisk until sugar is dissolved (dressing will be thick); set aside.
  • 2
    In very large bowl (at least 4 quart), gently mix salad ingredients. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

  • To toast walnut halves, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  • Skim prep time and use a bottled salad dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
300mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
13g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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