Walnut Blue Salad


This delicious, tasty salad is a perfect compliment to any chicken, meat or fish dinner. I make it with apples and/or pears. You can also enjoy it for lunch with a sandwich or some hard boiled eggs. Enjoy!

Walnut Blue Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
  • 4 c. mixed Greens (romaine, arugula, radicchio & other)
  • 1 c. Blue cheese crumbles
  • 1.5 c. sliced Apples (Brae Burn, Fuji, Honeycrisp or other sweet apple)
  • 1 cup. candied Walnuts (and/or candied Pecans)
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, sliced
  • Garlic salt & pepper to taste
  1. In a bowl, add in sliced apples, candied pecans, Roma tomatoes, mixed lettuce and blue cheese.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Pour salad dressing (below) over top of salad, mix well. Add in garlic salt and pepper to taste.

Raspberry Vinaigrette
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Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 4
  • 1 T. Dijon Mustard
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Garlic clove, diced
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • ½ c. Olive oil
  • 4 T. of raspberry wine vinegar
  • 2 T. of chives or chopped scallions
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Slowly dribble in olive oil (taste testing as you go).
  3. Drizzle vinaigrette mixture over salad mixture.
  4. Mix & again, tasting as you go!
  5. Dish out 4 individual salad servings on pretty plates.

Serve Immediately!

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