Apple Maple Pecan Salad Recipe
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Apple Maple Pecan Salad Recipe

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A well-made salad has good taste and pleasing crunch. This one with cabbage, apples and pecans gets high marks in both, with extra points for color. —Emily Tyra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Recommended: 30 Fall Harvest Salads
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 3 large Granny Smith apples, julienned
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 169 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fat, 1 starch.


  1. Whisk first five ingredients until blended. Combine cabbage, apples and Gorgonzola; toss with dressing to coat. Let stand 30 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Apple Maple Pecan Salad in Taste of Home September/October 2016, p40

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xxcskier User ID: 1136353 260196
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017

"We really enjoyed this salad! easy fresh and delicious. We will be making this time and time again!"

ssapienza User ID: 8923693 256640
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2016

"This is a tasty combination! My family loved it."

annrms User ID: 2649709 256503
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2016

"I halved this recipe and used 1 large apple. It is a very tasty and pleasingly crunchy salad. Will be making this again!"

rena 55 User ID: 1935799 253778
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

"What a fun and tasty salad! dinner guests loved it and wanted the recipe! It's a keeper!"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 253487
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"I used one bag of coleslaw mix. I did omit the pecans and substituted a freshly cooked crown of broccoli, broken into florets. I'd finely cut the cooked florets. This salad was delicious and very easy to prepare!


rock111 User ID: 2691736 253450
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

"FABULOUS and so easy (I used a bag of finely shredded cabbage). This instantly became a favorite at our house! Can't wait to share it with dinner guests."

RosemaryAT User ID: 8908538 252347
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

"Very delicious- I am not a fan of Granny Smith green apples so I substituted Gala and my family took second and third servings."

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