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Slow Bowl Apple Gorgonzola Salad

I made this Apple Gorgonzola Salad again for Slow Bowl in Paso Robles. It is the third time I have brought it there, and I am thinking that people are probably getting tired of it. Shannon says no. So, just in case someone wants to make it themselves, here is the recipe.

Apple Gorgonzola Salad

I don't have an exact recipe for this. The dressing is a taste-as-you-go kind of thing. Here are the approximate amounts for the large bowl of apple salad at the Slow Bowl GTG.

Ingredients:

Apples - 8 large - You choose type - I used 4 Braeburn & 4 Granny Smith for the red and green colors

Endive - 1 package of three small heads at Trader Joe's - Chopped. Or, you can use chopped celery instead

Gorgonzola - 8-oz package of crumbled gorgonzola from (guess where) Trader Joe's

Chopped Toasted Pecans - 1 8-oz package from TJ's

Dressing:

About 3 oz of Cuisine Perel Toasted Walnut Grapeseed Oil (Available online) - I used about half of the 6.5 oz bottle

About 2 oz of Cuisine Perel Spicy Pecan Vinegar (Available online) - I used about 1/4 - 1/3 of the 6.5 oz bottle

Cooking Sherry - A small amount

Instructions:

Combine dressing amounts to taste. Keep it handy as you chop up the apples, and stir dressing in often so the apples won't darken. After the apples are chopped, add endive (or celery), gorgonzola cheese, and chopped toasted pecans. Add remaining dressing and toss to completely distribute. Chill until time to serve.

Cuisine Perel products are sold in some winery tasting rooms, but a much larger variety of items is available on their website:

http://www.cuisineperel.com/

I have personally used a lot of the Cuisine Perel products and have loved them all.

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Comments (14)

Looks delicious,Nancy.

Marcia:

Nancy,
Your salad is always one of the best things about Slow Bowl - it was even good as leftovers after the game on Sunday night! Thanks for the recipe.

This sounds so good! Gorgonzola is one of my favorite flavors. Thanks for posting this!

Amy:

Wow! I love the idea of combining the sweet apples, bitter endive, and salty gorgonzola. Hadn't heard of that line of condiments before, I'll need to check them out.

That sounds great, can you put fennel in it too?

nancyhol:

Angie,

I think fennel would be good in it, but I wonder if the gorgonzola would overpower the fennel flavor.

Jane:

Nancy, this was totally, awesomingly delicious!! Thanks for sharing.

Kim:

You can't stop. I love this salad but Chris is allergic to apples so I get it when you make it. Which means, see you next year!

Terry (teaberry):

Sounds great, and looks so pretty too.

nancyhol:

Kim,

OK, just for you, there will be apple salad at the next Slow Bowl!

Barb Cabot:

I was hoping you'd post this recipe. I totally loved it!

Thanks Nancy - I'll put this in the 'rotation' to make.

Thanks for posting the recipe, Nancy! It's delicious. You MUST bring it to the Slow Bowl next year. :)

Diana Altorfer:

Aha!!! I found it! This is the recipe I've been looking for. After tasting your salad, I couldn't wait to find it! Thank you so much, Nancy. I also found a bunch of other yummy ideas so I've set this site as a Favorite! Thanks again, Nancy!! diana

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