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Apple Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad with Dried Cherries

Try this healthy apple pecan and blue cheese salad with dried cherries, made of mixed greens, crisp apples, pecans, dried cherries, and creamy blue cheese!
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian
Keyword apple, Blue Cheese, Dried Cherries, pecan, Salad Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 228kcal
Author David & Debbie Spivey


The Salad:

  • 12 ounces salad greens
  • 2 apples cored, sliced or diced
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • 6 ounce blue cheese crumbled
  • Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette (recipe to follow)

The Maple Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard heaping
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup to taste
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to taste
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


Make the Salad:

  • Add the salad greens, apples, pecans, dried cherries, and blue cheese into a large salad bowl.

Make the Dressing:

  • Add the Dijon mustard, maple syrup, vinegar, olive oil, to a small jar with a lid. Place on the lid and shake well to mix. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

To Serve:

  • Drizzle a little of the maple-Dijon vinaigrette over the salad at a time and toss to combine. Taste salad and add more vinaigrette if desired.


Make Ahead: If making ahead, store the cherries and pecans together, but all the other ingredients separately. For best results, slice the apple before serving or in the morning before use.
Refrigerate the dressing, but take out 30-minutes prior and allow it to come up to room temperature. Shake well before drizzling onto the salad.
Storage: Refrigerate any leftover vinaigrette for up to a month.
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Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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