Apple & Fennel Salad with Blue Cheese

Apple & Fennel Salad with Blue Cheese

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Soups Special Issue April 2016

Apples and blue cheese are a heavenly match in this fennel and apple salad recipe dressed with a tangy cider-vinegar dressing.

Ingredients 5 servings

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  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large crisp, sweet apple, such as Honeycrisp or Ambrosia, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, quartered and thinly sliced, fronds reserved
  • 6 cups torn butterhead lettuce
  • ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese


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  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add apple and fennel and toss to coat. Chop ¼ cup of the fennel fronds and add to the bowl along with lettuce and blue cheese; gently toss.
  • Shopping Tip: Choose unbruised, firm apples with smooth skin. Store for up to 4 months in the refrigerator.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 2 cups
  • Per serving: 180 calories; 14 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 65 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,726 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 97 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 248 mg sodium; 428 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (55% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, 1 vegetable, 2 fat

Reviews 3

September 07, 2018
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By: Jennifer Brush
Delicious! I used my own dressing. Next time will make the suggested dressing.
March 10, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Great salad that lasts in the fridge! I have made this several times and always to rave reviews. Love it!
December 31, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Light, Crisp and Refreshing This is such a tasty salad. The fennel and blue cheese and strong flavors, but not too overpowering. It went nicely with a grilled sirloin. Pros: Quick and Easy
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