Apple-and-Gorgonzola Salad With Maple Dressing

apple-gorgonzola-salad Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Sara Slavin


  • 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.

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  • Light and refreshing, this easy apple-and-gorgonzola salad is a terrific mix of sweet, tart, salty, and savory flavors. 
  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

Nutritional 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

Good to Know

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.

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