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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 156.4
  • Total Fat: 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.3 mg
  • Sodium: 170.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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Apple-Escarole Salad with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Apple-Escarole Salad with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

Introduction

This salad is full of distinct, strong flavors. It's a great way to get new greens onto your plate. This salad is full of distinct, strong flavors. It's a great way to get new greens onto your plate.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 Granny Smith apple, cored, quartered and sliced horizontally (1/4 inch slices)
    1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles
    1/4 cup walnuts halves
    1 head escarole, torn into bite-size pieces

    Dressing:
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    1 small shallot, diced
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Tips

After Turkey Day, keep this recipe in the lineup. Serve it as a first course on a small plate (it's fancy enough for a dinner party but quite simple to make). Chop up the escarole smaller and build a tower of apples and lettuce.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Place the apples on the pan and bake for five minutes. Flip the apples, add the walnuts to the pan, and bake another four minutes, until the walnuts are lightly toasted. Remove the pan from the oven, but keep the oven on.
Remove the nuts from the pan and set them aside to cool slightly. Spread the cheese evenly on the apple slices. Chop the nuts and sprinkle them on the apples. Return the pan to the oven for two minutes, to melt the cheese slightly.
While the apples and nuts are cooking, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl.
Toss the escarole with the dressing in a large ovenproof bowl. Place the bowl in the oven for two minutes, just to warm the greens.
Remove both the greens and the apples from the oven. Divide the greens among four plates, and top with the apples.

Serving Size: Makes 4 salads with 2 cups of greens per salad.







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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this salad for a get together, I did add some dried cranberries, it was very good, none left, people asked for recepie. Always a good sign that it's good. I also mixed in different greens with the escrole since some people find escarole a little too bitter by it's self. - 12/12/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We mixed escarole and torn remained. If you are unsure about escarole or find it too strong, this is a great way to introduce escarole into your family diet. - 11/17/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this salad! Easy and tastes like you are eating a very special treat! - 11/24/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicius - 11/24/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I felt it could have used more dressing. - 12/5/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent! - 11/17/11

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  • I'll be making this with a grilled chicken breast thrown in. My husband will love it. He loves gorgonzola cheese! - 9/8/14

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  • This is a great salad, gorgonzola is ne of my favorite cheeses! - 9/7/14

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  • Dijon was a little strong but otherwise was good. Will cut mustard in half next time. Liked the warmed greens - something new for me. - 9/29/13

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  • This is delicious. I didn't change a thing. - 11/24/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really don't care for walnuts, though I know they're very healthy - I wonder if pecans would work for this? Otherwise, it sounds great! - 11/24/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    skipped the walnuts - 11/17/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This looks great - will try it soon. - 11/17/11

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