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Autumn Salad with Apples, Toasted Pecans, and Gorgonzola

Autumn Salad with Apples, Toasted Pecans, and Gorgonzola

Sometimes I forget just how good food is when made with simple ingredients. This salad is a perfect example. Mixed greens, toasted pecans, crisp & sweet apple slices, and gorgonzola cheese tossed with a tangy vinaigrette. Simple. Easy. Delicious. My son and I especially loved this salad and my husband and daughter thought it was great but neither cared too much for the gorgonzola cheese.

Autumn Salad with Apples, Toasted Pecans, and Gorgonzola

How to Make Autumn Salad with Apples, Toasted Pecans, and Gorgonzola

Make Fran’s Vinaigrette – click the link for the recipe.

Toast the pecans. Place the nuts in a dry skillet over low heat and toss every few minutes until lightly browned and toasted. Be careful not to burn them.

Place the mixed greens in a large bowl. Top with toasted pecans, apple matchsticks, and gorgonzola crumbles. Drizzle some of the vinaigrette on the salad, to taste. Toss to coat evenly then serve immediately. Enjoy.

Autumn Salad with Apples, Toasted Pecans, and Gorgonzola

 

 

Autumn Salad

 

Yield:

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Fran’s Vinaigrette, to taste (click link up above for recipe)
4 cups of mixed greens
1/4 cup pecan halves
1/2 apple, peeled & cut into matchsticks
2 tbsp gorgonzola crumbles
Freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Make Fran’s Vinaigrette – click the link for the recipe.

Toast the pecans. Place the nuts in a dry skillet over low heat and toss every few minutes until lightly browned and toasted, about 5-6 minutes. Be careful not to burn them.

Place the mixed greens in a large bowl. Top with toasted pecans, apple matchsticks, and gorgonzola crumbles. Drizzle some of the vinaigrette on the salad, to taste. Toss to coat evenly then serve immediately. Enjoy.

 

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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7 Comments

  1. Bev has been adding apple and nuts to salad and I’ve decided I really like it. Yours sounds delicious, especially with the Gorgonzola.

  2. this salad has great components–plenty of color, varying textures, and seasonal ingredients! i like it, i like it a lot! 🙂

  3. A healthy and delicious salad! I am going to save your recipe and make it this autumn! Looks so good 🙂