The strong flavor of blue cheese is softened by sweet Red Delicious apples, along with celery, walnuts and a Dijon dressing for this sensational salad.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Nutritional Highlights: Leave the skin on – unpeeled apples have 45 percent more fiber and antioxidants.

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Recipe From: Illinois Farm Bureau Partners


  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 Red Delicious apples, unpeeled, cored and diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • parsley, to garnish

Tips & Notes

Choose firm, shiny and smooth-skinned apples with intact stems and fresh smell, not musty.


  1. Put mustard into a bowl. Whisk in vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Continue whisking and slowly add olive oil until combined.
  2. Add the apples, celery, onions, blue cheese and walnuts.
  3. Mix salad very gently and evenly. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 372, Fat – 28.9g, Dietary Fiber – 4.8g, Protein – 11.4g, Vitamin C – 14%, Calcium – 18%.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

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