Fall is upon us and it’s the perfect time to celebrate apples! We love apple picking and its something I’ve done since I was a child. We hope to hit the orchards this month to take advantage of the crisp weather, picking apples off the tree and just enjoying the season. One of my favorite ways to enjoy apples are in a salad… but not in a way you might think. This Harvest Apple Gorgonzola Salad incorporates dried apple chips, toasted pecans, creamy Gorgonzola cheese, crunchy diced apples and cucumber on a bed of mixed greens and dressed with Fuji apple dressing…
Dried apple chips are readily available this time of year at most supermarkets. They add a nice, subtle sweet texture to the salad while carrying the apple flavor. There are quite a few flavors on the market as well – cinnamon, caramel, golden delicious, granny smith, to name a few!
The addition of fresh apples is great for a fall salad. as is the Fuji apple dressing (found in the refrigerated dressing section in your local produce department.)
I’m a big fan of incorporating fruits, nuts and cheese in a salad so it seemed like a great pairing to combine apples, pecans and Gorgonzola cheese. Blue cheese and walnuts also work well too as substitutes!
There really isn’t much of a recipe aside from assembling these ingredients together. I will sometimes serve the toppings separately for guests to add as they wish. But it’s definitely easier to combine the salad and serve ready for dressing at the table.