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Blue Cheese Tossed Salad Recipe

Blue Cheese Tossed Salad Recipe

“The combination of creamy blue cheese, tart apples and tangy lime dressing in this unique, easy salad keeps people asking for the recipe,” says Heather Koetsier, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package (10 ounces) hearts of romaine salad mix
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 medium red apple, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a small skillet over medium heat, cook the almonds, salt and pepper in butter for 5-6 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Drain on paper towels.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the romaine, blue cheese, apple, lime peel and almonds. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 10-12 servings.