Eating the skin of apples provides about twice the anti-cancer activity as eating only the pulp, Cornell University studies show. That's why this recipe says not to peel the apple. You may wonder about the hefty amount of fat in each serving. Don't: 90% of it is good monounsaturated fat from avocado and pecans.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Blue Cheese Dressing
Salad

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, mash cheese with a fork. Add vinegar, mustard, juice and yogurt; stir to combine thoroughly.

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  • In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients. Toss with 1/2 cup Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing.

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Nutrition Facts

264.2 calories; 8.3 g protein; 23.3 g carbohydrates; 11.8 mg cholesterol; 237.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2005
We'll have this again for sure! My hubby and I are salad freaks and really enjoyed this one. I used a different blue cheese dressing recipe; that was the only change I made. Fantastic! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2011
Wasn't impressed with the dressing (made it exact). I took out the onions (I think mine were too strong) So I used a basic honey/mustard vinegrette and it was much better and just added the bleu cheese. I got compliments on it this way. Read More
(3)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2005
We'll have this again for sure! My hubby and I are salad freaks and really enjoyed this one. I used a different blue cheese dressing recipe; that was the only change I made. Fantastic! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2007
I really liked the combo of the apple and blue cheese dressing (though I used a bottled version). I was forced to omit the avocado because mine wasn't ripe enough. Very good! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
I loved the combination of flavors in this salad. I made it as described but my onions were too sharp so we picked them out. This dressing is light and I ended up dipping pita in the leftovers. Voted 5 by all three of my "tasters". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2010
Those of you using store bought dressing are missing out. This salad and dressing is PERFECT as is. My new favorite! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
I altered the recipe based on ingredients on hand. I changed the dressing to white vinegar brown sugar spicy mustard and tahini. I omitted the pecans but it was still very yummy!! I love the apple avocado and red onion combo delicious! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2012
The combination of flavors in this salad is JUST RIGHT. As a big fan of red onion I knew this salad would have some bite but a good salad has some bite. That's what makes it good. The apples compliment the avocado compliment the red onion compliment the nuts...and it's all pulled together by a wonderful yogurt/blue cheese dressing. I'll fix this one again and again and AMAZE MY FRIENDS! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2011
Wasn't impressed with the dressing (made it exact). I took out the onions (I think mine were too strong) So I used a basic honey/mustard vinegrette and it was much better and just added the bleu cheese. I got compliments on it this way. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2018
I did not have onions so I used shredded carrots and walnuts in place of the Pecans. Dressing was good added a dash of honey and that made it great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2014
Super yummy! Read More