Classic Apple and Blue Cheese Salad

Classic Apple and Blue Cheese Salad Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups torn Bibb lettuce leaves (about 2 heads)
  • 1 cup chopped Granny Smith apple
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped toasted walnuts


Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add lettuce and remaining ingredients, tossing gently to coat.

    This light and refreshing salad has the word classic in its title for a reason. This recipe is sure to stick around. "I first tasted this salad at a luncheon given by a friend of mine. I love the flavor combination of tart-sweet apples, crunchy walnuts, and pungent blue cheese." --CL Reader
  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 54
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 48%
Fat per serving: 2.9g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1.2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.8g
Protein per serving: 1.7g
Carbohydrate per serving: 6.5g
Fiber per serving: 1.3g
Cholesterol per serving: 1.8mg
Iron per serving: 0.3mg
Sodium per serving: 176mg
Calcium per serving: 35mg