Blue cheese, walnut and apple salad

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This salad is a classic for all the right reasons. It has plenty of different textures, with a great balance of sweet, salty and earthy flavours and it makes a perfect light lunch or entree.

Blue cheese, walnut and apple salad
Photo: Edwina Pickles

Ingredients

  • 100ml olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 red apples, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 handful walnuts, roasted
  • 2 handfuls picked watercress
  • 1 handful picked flat parsley
  • 1 handful rocket leaves
  • 200g blue cheese
  • Serves 4

Method

To make the dressing, mix olive oil, vinegar, mustard and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Toss all remaining ingredients, except the cheese, in a large bowl.

Dress, then crumble cheese over salad. Give one last toss before serving.

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