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Apple and Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

Last updated: September 13, 2022

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. 


15 Min






  • 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 


  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. 
  2. Whisk together the orange and lemon juices, honey and mustard. Slowly add the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly.  
  3. Add the apples to the salad. Top with walnuts and cheese, and drizzle on the vinaigrette.

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

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