Apple-and-Gorgonzola Salad With Maple Dressing

Light and refreshing, this easy apple-and-gorgonzola salad is a terrific mix of sweet, tart, salty, and savory flavors.  Rich maple dressing makes this salad the perfect fall dish. Plus, one serving contains only 2 grams of saturated fat, compared to as much as 8.
  • Prep Time:
  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)


  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups bagged prewashed European mixed salad greens
  • 2 large sliced Red Delicious apples
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients (through pepper), stirring well with a whisk.

  2. Combine greens and apple in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle salad with Gorgonzola cheese and pecans.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories per serving: 179
  • Fat per serving: 9g
  • Saturated fat per serving: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 3g
  • Protein per serving: 4g
  • Carbohydrate per serving: 22g
  • Fiber per serving: 4g
  • Cholesterol per serving: 10mg
  • Iron per serving: 1mg
  • Sodium per serving: 162mg
  • Calcium per serving: 107mg