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Apple, Pecans, and Blue Cheese Salad with Dried Cherries

I’m so into Pioneer Woman lately!  If she’s not on the food network I check On Demand if they have her show.  I think it’s because I’m kinda intrigued with her life on their ranch, and I cannot get over her colorful Le Creuset pots!  LOVE IT!!!  She prepared this salad and it looked so yummy.  We are not big salad eaters in our house and I know we need to change that.  I didn’t use Pecans because we only have almonds.  I also made the dressing and I’m thinking from now on I will make my own dressing, it is so simple and much healthier compared to what you get in the store.  We loved this salad so much that we had it three times this week already!

sweet apples


I really like this dressing

I got these raisins from our last trip in Vancouver..



we had grilled salmon with the salad.

I saved my amazon cards through Ebates and swagbucks,so last week I ordered her cookbooks..I love cookbooks with pictures and she didn’t disappoint!

Ingredients (recipe:http://

  • 12 ounces, weight Salad Greens (spring Mix)
  • 2 whole Apples, Cored And Sliced Very Thin
  • 1/2 cup Pecan Halves
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cherries
  • 6 ounces, weight Blue Cheese, Cut Into Chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon (heaping) Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (more To Taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar (more To Taste)
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation Instructions

Add greens, apple slices, pecan halves, dried cherries, and blue cheese chunks into a large salad bowl.

In a small jar, mix Dijon, maple syrup, vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Put the lid on the jar and shake well to mix.

Pour a little salad dressing over the top of the salad and toss to combine. Taste salad and add more salad dressing to taste.


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One thought on “Apple, Pecans, and Blue Cheese Salad with Dried Cherries

  1. This salad looks and sounds fabulous!! The apples and the bleu cheese are what sold it for me. YUM!

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