This fall inspired Apple and Pear Salad with Balsamic Maple Cinnamon Dressing, Gorgonzola, and Walnuts is fast, easy and delicious.
A few weeks ago, my husband's cousin (my cousin-in-law?) sent me a message to tell me about an amazing salad she had in a restaurant. Knowing that she has great taste in food and one of the best bakers I know, I considered that salad very seriously.
I mean, it's not every day she contacts me, and it's not every day someone has a salad so good that they must immediately tell others about it. So I figured the salad must have been really good.
I thought about it for a few days, and knowing I already had the ingredients I needed, I made a version of it for myself.
I didn't make it exactly as she described, I changed some of the ingredients and added cheese. Because this is Wisconsin and cheese makes everything better.
I ended up with an Apple and Pear Salad with Balsamic Maple Cinnamon Dressing, Gorgonzola and Walnuts.
A little wordy, I know, but sometimes it's really hard to come up with a catchy, yet descriptive title. Especially for salads. Perhaps Orchard Salad with Maple Spiced Balsamic Dressing. Anyway, call it what you want, it's a tasty salad.
How to make Apple and Pear Salad with Balsamic Cinnamon Dressing:
Making this delicious salad is pretty much like making any other salad:
Then assemble the salad ingredients into bowls, pour the dressing over them, and serve.
Apple and Pear Salad with Balsamic Cinnamon Dressing Ingredients:
- Maple syrup
- Balsamic vinegar
- Kosher salt
- Dijon mustard
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Olive oil
- Baby greens or spinach
- Gorgonzola cheese
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Apple and Pear Salad with Balsamic Maple Cinnamon Dressing Nutrition Notes:
The nutrition information in the recipe below is for a small side or appetizer-sized portion of salad.
If you're going to eat this salad as an entree, double the potion size and nutrition information numbers (the salad will serve only 2 as an entree).
Apple and Pear Salad with Balsamic Maple Cinnamon Dressing
- 5 ounce package baby greens or spinach
- 1 apple, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 pear, cored and thinly sliced
- 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
- ½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- Whisk together the maple syrup, balsamic, salt, cinnamon, mustard and pepper. Continue whisking constantly while very slowly drizzling in the olive oil. Set aside.
- Divide greens evenly between 2 or 4 bowls. Top each with apple and pear slices, Gorgonzola and walnuts. Drizzle dressing evenly over each bowl.
Nutrition Disclaimer: I try my best to make sure the nutrition information I provide is accurate to provide you with the best information possible. However, due to ingredient discrepancies and other factors, the above nutrition information should be considered an estimation only.