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Apple Gorgonzola Salad Recipe
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4.75 from 8 votes

Apple Gorgonzola Salad {Bucca Di Beppo Copy-Cat Recipe}

A copycat of the famous Bucca Di Beppo salad - crisp greens, green apples, walnuts, and gorgonzola with a mustard vinaigrette.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 374kcal

Ingredients

Salad

  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 green apple diced
  • 1 green apple sliced
  • 1 cup candied pecans recipe below
  • mustard vinaigrette recipe below

Candied Pecans

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • pinch of ground red pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whole pecans

Mustard Vinaigrette

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Salad

  • Toss together lettuce, cheese, diced apple, walnuts, and cranberries. Toss with desired amount of mustard vinaigrette. Garnish with sliced apples.

Candied Pecans

  • Combine all ingredients in a frying pan. Heat over medium heat until sugar is melted and nuts are toasted.
  • Transfer to a lightly greased sheet of foil to cool.
  • Store in a ziplock bag

Mustard Vinaigrette

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 0.6mg