Salad With Apple, Celery, Hazelnuts and Roquefort Cheese
15 mins (prep 15)
17 ingredients
6 servings
From the December 2004 issue of Cook's Illustrated Magazine. A salad for bleu cheese lovers. Makes a great company salad for special occasions. For the olive oil I substituted 2 tablespoons of hazelnut oil plus 1 tablespoon of bland oil. A mouthwatering taste of tangy, sweet and tart. Try different types of bleu cheese for variety and personal preference.

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  • 1 tablespoon good quality honey
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil plus 1 tablespoon bland oil, such as canola)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 sweet red apple, such as braeburn or fuji, cored and sliced thinly (about 2 cups)
  • 2 stalks crisp celery, sliced very thinly on bias (approximately 1 1/2-2 cups)
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce (or combination of green leaf lettuce and mezclun,washed,dried and torn into bite-size pieces, about)
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed torn fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced into crescents (optional)
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted lightly until fragrant, skinned and chopped finely
  • 6 ounces roquefort cheese, crumbled (about 1 1/2 cups)


Serving Size (39.07 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 199.02 Calories from Fat 174.51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19.39g 179.0%
Saturated Fat 1.9g 57.09%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.82mg 0.45%
Total Carbohydrate 5.54g 11.08%
Dietary Fiber 1.95 g 46.74%
Sugars 2.92 g %
Protein 2.98g 35.72%
Vitamin A 3.94IU% Vitamin C 1.25mg%
Calcium 23.22mg% Iron 1.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh ground black pepper, red apple, crisp, green leaf lettuce, fresh parsley leaves, medium red onion, roquefort cheese