Friday, December 17, 2010

Cafe du Michelle- Apple Gorgonzola Salad

Apple Gorgonzola Salad
My Stomach is audibly growling rememberint this salad that I made for Thanksgiving lunch at the Bf's fam's house... It went into the largest bowl I had in my possesion which so happened to be a pink and orange ditty that my mom gave me for my housewarming. It intermittently serves as a bread organizer in the pantry..

2 Bags of Italian Blend lettuce (Since I was in a hurry and did not feel like spending the morning chopping)
(for those with more time, you can chop up some green leaf lettuce, some red leaf lettuce and a heart of romaine lettuce... tossed to mix together)
1 bag of herbed croutons
1 bag of dried cranberries
1 bag of candied walnuts (they're super sweet)
1 Granny Smith Green apple chopped
1 package of Gorgonzola cheese crumbles

1. Place lettuce in bowl
2. Add croutons and mix to distribute
3. Add Walnuts, Cranberries, and Apples, mix to distribute
4. Add Gorgonzola and mix.
5. Repeat until there is a good ratio..

Now for the best part.. The dressing.
Homemade Balsamic Vinegarette

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Clove crushed garlic
Red Wine Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp. Basil
1 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. honey dijon mustard
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Add equal parts to all ingredients listed above into a blender and blend until mixed.
2. Chill for an hour prior to serving

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