Apple Blue Cheese Salad

Apple Blue Cheese Salad


"Easy to make ahead, especially for guests who always love this salad. Granny Smith apple marinated in balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, bleu cheese, pecans, and bacon all tossed over romaine."


1 h 20 m servings 334 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 334 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 29.6 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 1012 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the julienned apple into a bowl with the balsamic vinaigrette. Refrigerate for at least one hour to marinate.
  2. Cook bacon in the microwave or in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Drain, and crumble.
  3. In a salad bowl, combine the blue cheese, pecans, bacon and romaine lettuce, and toss to blend. When ready to serve, pour the apples and dressing over the top.
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  1. 57 Ratings


The flavors in this salad are 10-star. A little heavy on the dressing and blue cheese - I used a lighter hand. Also used walnuts because I didn't have pecans. Excellent salad - my guys all raved...

Simple to make. Used real bacon bits instead of frying the bacon. Toast the pecans for added flavor. Used Trader Joe's balsamic vinegarette. Will make this for company again in a few days.

This was a wonderfull treat. My husband who hardly eats salads, couldn't put his fork down. Try it, you will love it.

So good. In the interest of time, used bottle dressing and did not marinate the apples, just peeled, chopped, put in the bowl with other ingredients. Used baby spinach instead of lettuce becaus...

This is a great recipe! Good pick for when you want something just a little different but not too far out!

Served this to guests and everyone asked for the recipe. They couldn't believe it was so simple to make. Presents beautifully, as well. Yummy, it's a keeper!

this is (basically) a salad I've made for years,everyone loves it! haven't used bacon, but why not! I use toasted pecans because I like them. 4 servings. 1/4 C walnut pieces, toasted 1 medium he...

Really good. Nice combination of flavors and textures. Next time use less dressing (1 cup was too much; made everything soggy; pool on the bottom of the bowl).

We thought this was great at our house.