This Apple Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is filled with fall flavours, sweet and crunchy and healthy!

This Apple, Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is filled with fall flavours, sweet and crunchy and healthy!

Do you want to know the best part about apples? You can put them in pretty much anything; salads, smoothies, pancakes, pretty much anything. Apples take ordinary recipes and turn them into delicious, flavourful, sweet and crunchy beautiful creations. This salad? No exception. By the time you’re finished with this post, you’re going to want to make this right away.

This Apple, Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is filled with fall flavours, sweet and crunchy and healthy!

The Mr. and I are settling into our lives as a married couple, and we have found out something very, very crucial to a happy marriage: a well stocked fridge. I realised that learning to stock a fridge is no easy task, but once you’ve gotten it right (albeit two months into the process) your life has been changed forever. We’ve gone from “cheese is done AGAIN?!” to “wow, four different types of cheese, WHICH shall I use?!”

Food may be the most important thing on our life list.

This Apple, Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is filled with fall flavours, sweet and crunchy and healthy!-

What a stocked fridge revealed to me other than happy life, happy wife, was that when you accidentally go crazy and pick up 2 dozen apples for TWO people, you find many, many ways to use them. You eat them whole, you slice them up and eat them, you caramelise them (lots, and lots of caramelising them), you add them to tons of hors d’oeuvres and eat them while binge watching Netflix…the list goes on.

Did I mention LOTS of caramelising them?

The last time I made an apple salad, it seemed to be really popular among everyone, so I thought, why fix what ain’t broke?

This Apple, Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is filled with fall flavours, sweet and crunchy and healthy!

So, I recreated my favourite apple salad and present the recreation to you here. I mean, who can resist the mixture of apples, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, and my favourite, tart, beautiful blue cheese?! If that wasn’t already magical enough, pour a honey-apple salad dressing all over it and push it in front of someone. Actually, push it in front of me, I promise you won’t have to twist my arm for me to eat it in one go.

What do I love the most about this salad? It’s good for you AND delicious. Cue less than 15 minutes, FULL of flavour, very filling, easy to stuff dow-…to eat peacefully with a fork (ahem) and full of fresh delicious ingredients. You can have this salad as a side and split it or as a main, whichever your heart desires.

This Apple, Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is filled with fall flavours, sweet and crunchy and healthy!

As an ode to the Mr. on his birthday (Happy Birthday My Amazing Husband!) I have to mention that he was the genius behind the apple salad dressing. He’s a pro at anything sauces and dressings (okay okay, and everything cooking) and this is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy that’ll complement the salad perfectly. He’s also the reason behind my complete love of brine-y ingredients such as blue cheese and finding perfect complementary ingredients. On that note, you could easily use feta cheese as it adds that perfect tang flavour if you want, or both (I won’t tell).

Feel free to enjoy this salad before it’s actually fall and remember, it’s totally okay to add some of that extra blue cheese on top. Yes, I can read your mind.

This Apple, Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is filled with fall flavours, sweet and crunchy and healthy!-6

Apple Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing

Preparation 15 min

This Apple Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is filled with fall flavours, sweet and crunchy and healthy!

Ingredients

Salad

  • 3 cups mixed salad greens, de-stemmed, washed and torn
  • 1 apple, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons candied walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled

Honey-Apple Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

Salad

  1. In a bowl, place the salad greens. Add the apples, cranberries, walnuts and blue cheese on top - if you'd like, toss them in a bowl first then sprinkle on top.

Honey-Apple Vinaigrette Dressing

  1. Whisk the ingredients together and pour over the salad. You probably won't use all the dressing.
  2. Enjoy!

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This Apple Candied Walnuts and Blue Cheese Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is filled with fall flavours, sweet and crunchy and healthy!

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57 comments

  1. OMG I loooooove honey crisp apples and this salad looks absolutely GORGEOUS!! Looks like you haven’t lost your touch girl, looks as amazing as ever! XOXO!

  2. Judy says:

    This is as delicious as it looks! Thanks for this Jessica; a feast for the palate and for the eyes!!!

  3. What a gorgeous salad, Jessica! I love that honey apple dressing. Definitely captures the flavors of fall!

  4. Yay for apple season! This is seriously one gorgeous fall salad, Jessica! Totally craving this for lunch in a HUGE way right now. 😉

  5. These pictures are SO beautiful! And, we just went apple picking and picked way more apples than I’ve been able to eat/cook/make into applesauce, so this is definitely going on my menu! 🙂

  6. This salad is a MUST make this Fall!! I love all the ingredients and your pictures are gorgeous!! Plus that dressing looks amazing 🙂

  7. What a stunning salad. It is way to pretty to mess up by eating. Love the flavors in here.

  8. What a gorgeous salad! So perfect for fall!

  9. marcie says:

    You’re so right about a stocked fridge — it’s necessary! Glad to hear you’re settling in nicely as a married couple. 🙂 I wanted this salad as soon as I saw it on Instagram — it looks amazing! I love the sweet and savory thing going on here and the crunchy-chewy elements. Pinning to try!

  10. Love the colors of this salad! Makes me drool with that drizzle of dressing. This would cheer up anyone!

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  11. Ashley says:

    haha a well-stocked fridge is essential! At our house too 🙂 And this salad sounds amazing! I love using apples in dishes like this!

  12. I saw this beautiful salad pop up in my feed today and I already want to make it. I love fall flavors and the dressing sounds perfect. I wish I had this for dinner tonight!

  13. This salad looks beautiful! I can’t resist anything with apples, plus they’re in season right now. I can’t wait to make this salad! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  14. This salad is gorgeous, Jessica! I love the honey apple dressing. It’s perfect for fall!

  15. Zainab says:

    Honey and apples sound like the perfect match!! Great salad for the season 😉

  16. I love how this salad has all the signature fall flavors but is light and satisfying! That dressing alone sounds good enough to swim in 😉

  17. Haha a well stocked fridge IS a key to a happy marriage! Sounds like you guys are enjoying married life! This salad looks amazing! The hubs did well with helping you on this creation! Keep him around 😉

  18. tonya says:

    You have the fridge stocked now wait until the littles come rolling in! 🙂 Love this salad!

  19. Thanks Jessica for such a delicious fall salad! I can make a meal out of it and caramelised apples are a big hit with me too this season! 🙂

  20. I absolutely the beautiful colors in this salad. I love eating things that look beautiful and have many different colors and this salad is exactly the kind of salad i love. I especially how you added fruit to it too…yum!!

  21. This salad is really stunning.great clicks

  22. This is a picture perfect salad – and so lucky I have everything on hand!!

  23. This is a picture perfect salad – and so lucky I have everything on hand!!

  24. Sammie Jo says:

    Wow! I made this salad for my family and my son’s girlfriend said it was the best thing that I have ever made for her. With that vote of confidence I took it to my sonority weekend, AGD sisters for 40 plus years. Another set of raves, and I sent out your link. I’m not sure how I found you , but I’m sure it had to do with food :). After reading your blog the connections blew me away. My mom lives in Carlsbad too, but I have a dear friend with CF waiting for lungs that really drew me to you. I shared your blog with her today and I hope it gives her hope and strength.

  25. Enamul Hoq says:

    So attractive fruit photography.. professional shot.. thanks

  26. interesting post.salad looking so yummy.i want to taste it.

  27. rozersmith says:

    Thanks Jessica for such a great collection of salad! I can make a blog on salad recepie essay writers awriter.org, pls check my given link.

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  29. Emily Watson says:

    This salad is a great to make for the summer as well! I love all the ingredients that you included. Great share. Thanks.

  30. Its just mouth watering combination of apple with honey . I’m loving it 🙂

  31. Thanks for sharing. I hope it will be helpful for too many people that are searching for this topic.

  32. Nice recipe> I interested this work.

  33. jessica says:

    Really that was an interesting recipe. I must be trying this.

  34. Non Stick cookware says:

    Very delicious salad. I made it yesterday and my daughter liked it. I found you by luck!But from now I should follow you!Your blogs are amazing.Please add me for your other blogs.

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