Apple Gorgonzola Salad

while we were in Chicago not too long ago, we celebrated D’s grandpa’s birthday at Buca di Beppo. We ordered a bunch of dishes to share and one of the dishes was this amazing salad.

It had lettuce, green apple slices, candied walnuts and I had about 3 helpings 🙂

so of course i had to try it at home.

[this weekend i purchased a mandolin. I’ve been wanting one for a while but have been hesitant because.. well i cut myself in the kitchen enough as it is without using a blade you can slice your finger off with. it has a guard that i will promise you i’ll use, and I’m thinking about getting kitchen gloves. they are supposed to be cut-resistant. found them on amazon.]

so i used my new mandolin to slice up a granny smith apple.

got some shredded lettuce together

sprinkled some gorgonzola cheese

and substituted chopped pecans for candied walnuts

(maybe there were craisins in the salad too? i didn’t add them this time)

and i used pre made italian dressing. it wasn’t quite the same because of the dressing. so i did some research and found this online for the vinaigrette :

1/3 cup white wine vinegar
3/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1 pinch black pepper
1/8 cup red onion, chopped fine
1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
3/4 cup olive oil

ill be making my own salad dressing next time !


7 thoughts on “Apple Gorgonzola Salad

  1. granny says:

    Sounds delicious. Gorgonzola cheese is usually an acquired taste, it can be overpowering. Guiseppi, Aunt Teresa’s son loves it. There is a Pizza place in Ascoli which serves every imaginable combination of pizza toppings, one be three cheeses, and Gorgonzola is one of them, delicious.


  2. Francoise says:

    My bunch never really liked lettuce, but i have been endeavouring to feed it to them, especially on Sundays. i have discovered that adding green apples, cheese, nuts, cranberries, golden raisins, pine apples, does the trick.

    i also always add a little spoon of honey to my vinaigrettes, and also a spoonfull of water.

    Your salad looks so yummy!


  3. Amy says:

    So sad we didnt get to see you guys… Hope you are well. The salad looks amazing! I like a sweeter vinaigrette on a salad like this. If I find a recipe I’ll be sure to send to you.


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