Pinterest Follow Button
Family Favorite Recipes Family Favorites
Mr Espresso
like us on Facebook

Salad of Boston Lettuce, Blue Cheese, Apples & Walnuts

No recipe image available.This salad bears a subtle resemblance to a traditional Waldorf salad but is much more sophisticated in looks and taste. Perfect as a main course for lactose-eating vegetarians.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh tarragon (or 1/4 teaspoon dried)
1/4 teaspoon each: salt, freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 heads Boston lettuce
2 green-skinned apples such as Crispin or Granny Smith
4 ounces blue cheese
2/3 cup California Walnut pieces, lightly toasted

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk lemon juice with honey, mustard, shallots, tarragon, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle in oil. Set dressing aside.
  2. Separate leaves of lettuce. Wash well and pat or spin dry. Arrange leaves on a platter or individual salad plates. Leaving skin on, thinly slice apples; arrange apples over lettuce. Crumble cheese over salad and sprinkle with walnuts. Drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings

Recipe provided courtesy California Walnuts.