Great salad you can serve on the side of a main dish or add roasted chicken and have as a meal! Chopped Belgian endive and radicchio can be substituted for the baby greens if you prefer a more exotic twist on salad recipes.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk the mustard and vinegar together in a small bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking to create a dressing; set aside.

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  • Place the apple, pear, cranberries, baby greens, blue cheese, and walnuts into a large salad bowl. Toss gently to mix, then pour on the dressing, and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; fat 18.6g 29% DV; cholesterol 6.3mg 2% DV; sodium 160.5mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
This is really good. I made it for Thanksgiving. I had rave reviews. I put the dressing on the whole salad and regretted it. If it is not eaten with in an hour or so it gets slimey. The flavor was excellent. Also a few previous reviewers mentioned that the dressing was to much and I'd like to say that you have to use balsamic vinegar and stone ground mustard. Balsamic vinegar is milder then other vinegars. That may be why others found the dressing to much. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/13/2008
The taste of the dressing was not what we expected. It was very strong. It over powered the sweet taste of the apples and cranberries. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
This is really good. I made it for Thanksgiving. I had rave reviews. I put the dressing on the whole salad and regretted it. If it is not eaten with in an hour or so it gets slimey. The flavor was excellent. Also a few previous reviewers mentioned that the dressing was to much and I'd like to say that you have to use balsamic vinegar and stone ground mustard. Balsamic vinegar is milder then other vinegars. That may be why others found the dressing to much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2011
I tweeked this somewhat. I didn't have pears so I omitted them. I didn't have blue cheese so I used feta cheese. It was a big success. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2008
"Great salad!" was H's comment about this one (and I make a lot of great salads so he's no sucker). The dressing IS strong so you probably don't want all of it. If you're going to toss it as instructed just use a small amount to start. I drizzled it over the salad and had it on the side for people to add more if they wanted. Fruit balsamic and blue cheese is always big hit with me. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/13/2008
The taste of the dressing was not what we expected. It was very strong. It over powered the sweet taste of the apples and cranberries. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2008
I couldn't wait to try your recipe since you said it was great. The dressing tasted very good but the salad turned wilted before I could get it on the table (less than 3 minutes). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2012
Really enjoyed this salad. Great flavor and texture. Perfect light salad for summer. I used Feta instead of blue cheese and I might add a litte red onion next time around. But all in all really liked this and would make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2011
One of my favorite salads. LOVE the dressing. I used romaine cause that's what I had on hand and omitted the apple cause it just didn't need it. The pear was plenty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2012
This is the perfect salad - I do make this from time to time although I use a little less mustard and add some sugar or honey to the dressing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2012
Skip the mustard dressing and make a simple balsamic and it gets five stars. I've even added sliced steak for a main course. Use Paul Newmans light balsamic in a pinch. Read More
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