Romaine With Apple, Pecans and Blue Cheese

Romaine With Apple, Pecans and Blue Cheese


"Eating the skin of apples provides about twice the anti-cancer activity as eating only the pulp, Cornell University studies show. That's why this recipe says not to peel the apple. You may wonder about the hefty amount of fat in each serving. Don't: 90% of it is good monounsaturated fat from avocado and pecans."


servings 264 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 238 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, mash cheese with a fork. Add vinegar, mustard, juice and yogurt; stir to combine thoroughly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. Toss with 1/2 cup Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing.


  • Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.
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  1. 10 Ratings


We'll have this again for sure! My hubby and I are salad freaks and really enjoyed this one. I used a different blue cheese dressing recipe; that was the only change I made. Fantastic!

I loved the combination of flavors in this salad. I made it as described but my onions were too sharp so we picked them out. This dressing is light and I ended up dipping pita in the leftovers. ...

I really liked the combo of the apple and blue cheese dressing (though I used a bottled version). I was forced to omit the avocado because mine wasn't ripe enough. Very good!

I altered the recipe based on ingredients on hand. I changed the dressing to white vinegar,brown sugar, spicy mustard, and tahini. I omitted the pecans, but it was still very yummy!! I love the...

Those of you using store bought dressing are missing out. This salad and dressing is PERFECT as is. My new favorite!

The combination of flavors in this salad is JUST RIGHT. As a big fan of red onion, I knew this salad would have some bite, but a good salad has some bite. That's what makes it good. The apple...

Wasn't impressed with the dressing (made it exact). I took out the onions (I think mine were too strong) So I used a basic honey/mustard vinegrette and it was much better and just added the bleu...

Super yummy!

Yummy! I used a store-bought mix of mild lettuces including butter lettuce with a bit of red cabbage mixed in. I was in a hurry and accidentally forgot the orange juice and red onion but the b...