Apple & Fennel Salad with Blue Cheese

Apple & Fennel Salad with Blue Cheese

2 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; 14.0 g fat(3.0 g sat); 3.0 g fiber; 11.0 g carbohydrates; 4.0 g protein; 65.0 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 7.0 g sugars; 0.0 g added sugars; 2726.0 IU vitamin A; 10.0 mg vitamin C; 97.0 mg calcium; 1.0 mg iron; 248 mg sodium; 428.0 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (55% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, 1 vegetable, 2 fat

Reviews 2

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