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September 13, 2022 Health & Well-Being

Apple and Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

The kids are back to school, fall is in the air, and our local apple trees are brimming with fruit. This salad works well with a crisp apple such as Braeburn, but you could also substitute a Honeycrisp or Cortland with good results. Apples generally contain a good amount of fiber. Keep the skin on to maximize your fiber intake and enjoy as part of a balanced meal. 

Ingredients 

  • 2 large Braeburn apples (thinly sliced) 
  • 1 large carrot, sliced 
  • 1 small red onion 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 
  • ¼ cup toasted walnut pieces 
  • 8 cup mixed salad greens 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 
  • ¼ cup walnut oil (or substitute your favorite oil) 
  • 3 tablespoons Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled 

Directions 

  1. Coat the apples with the lemon juice and set aside. Place the carrot slices and mixed greens on a platter. Top with the onion and set aside. 
  1. Whisk together the orange and lemon juices, honey and mustard. Slowly add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly.  
  1. Add the apples to the salad. Top with walnuts and cheese, and drizzle on the vinaigrette. 

Nutrition Facts 

Servings: 8 | Serving size: 1 ¼ cup | Calories per serving: 150 | Total fat: 10g | Saturated fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 95mg | Total carbohydrates: 14g | Dietary fiber: 3g | Total sugars: 10g | Protein: 2g 

Recipe shared by Michelle Eaton, C.D., Registered Dietitian, ThedaCare; courtesy of diabetesfoodhub.org. 

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