Apple, Walnut, Gorgonzola Salad

This has become our go-to salad for several reasons:

  • The ingredients are easy to buy at Trader Joe’s or any grocery store.
  • The fork-fulls are crunchy, crisp, and fresh.
  • The salad dressing is light and tangy and a perfect compliment to sweet apples.
  • It doesn’t feel like you’re eating a salad (in other words, it doesn’t taste like diet food!)


1 bag of your preferred lettuce                   $1.99*

1 apple, cut into bite-size pieces                $0.49

2 ounces gorgonzola                                       $0.65

1 cup walnuts, chopped                                 $3.00

1/2 cup salad dressing (recipe below)     $1.35

                                                         Total Cost= $7.48

Rinse lettuce, pat dry, and place in salad bowl. Top with crumbled gorgonzola, chopped apple, and chopped walnuts.

Whip up your dressing, and pour evenly over salad. Toss and serve.

* We buy bagged lettuce (usually spring mix) at Trader Joe’s…and it really is $1.99. Go see for yourself!


For the dressing:

1/4 cup WHITE balsalmic vinegar*     $0.75

1/4 cup good olive oil                                $0.50

1 tablespoon dijon mustard                    $0.10

                                                   Total Cost = $1.35

Combine vinegar and mustard in small bowl…whisk together with a fork. Sllllooowwwwllly add the olive oil, whisking constantly to combine. 


*Trader Joe’s  has white balsamic vinegar at a very reasonable price. Try it!

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