I love salads that are a meal in themselves.  This Mediterranean Diet twist on a Waldorf salad fits the bill wonderfully.  Nutritionally, it has it all:  Fruits and vegetables (including your daily serving of greens), omega-3 and protein packed walnuts, anti-inflammatory olive oil and pungent, calcium rich gorgonzola cheese.  Serve with soup and/or a small piece of crusty Italian bread.  The dressing  has been a favorite for years and in this recipe you will make enough dressing not only for this salad, but for all all of your salads throughout the week.  Enjoy!

 

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Apple, Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Apple, Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

4.75 from 4 votes
Calories 2613 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups spring mix
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 granny smith apple, sliced thin
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/8 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Vinaigrette (recipe below)

Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add all dressing ingredients to a jar and shake well.
  • In a large salad bowl add the veggies, apple, cheese, walnuts and 1/4 cup of the Dijon vinaigrette dressing. Toss and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 2613kcalCarbohydrates: 100gProtein: 17gFat: 245gSaturated Fat: 37gPolyunsaturated Fat: 37gMonounsaturated Fat: 163gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 645mgPotassium: 1497mgFiber: 12gSugar: 77gVitamin A: 6099IUVitamin C: 209mgCalcium: 307mgIron: 6mg
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