December 14, 2011

Taste of Home Apple, Blue Cheese, and Bibb Salad

My family isn't a salad family. For whatever reason I rarely remember to buy or make salad. Growing up my mom made salad with almost every dinner and I always ran to the salad bar at restaurants. Somewhere between moving out of the house and having kids I stopped eating salads. I will still occasionally order a cobb salad at restaurants, but for the most part my love of salad has diminished. The main culprit seems to be the lack of taste of most homemade salads. I find salads to be either overly sweet or just ho-hum. Recently, the October issue of Taste of Home magazine had a recipe for Apple, Blue Cheese, and Bibb Salad, which looked delicious and different from ordinary salad recipes.

This recipe has 13 ingredients. It takes 20 minutes of prep and makes 9 servings. I had to make a few modifications to the ingredients due to their lack of availability at my local grocery store. I was unable to find bibb or Boston lettuce, so I substituted baby greens. I had no problems finding any of the remaining ingredients. For the vinegar I used white whine vinegar and golden delicious for the apples. I toasted the mustard seeds on a pan on the stove, watch out they burn easily. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

The taste of this recipe was delicious. My husband really loved this salad, he even ate the leftovers for lunch the next day. I served the salad alongside a chicken dish and the combination worked well. The salad would also work well with beef. The combination of apples and blue cheese was perfect and very popular with everyone in my household. The one change I would make to the recipe is to cut down on the amount of olive oil, maybe to 1/3 cup instead of a 1/2. Overall, a great salad recipe, that even this normally non-salad eating blogger enjoyed.

For the recipe go to Apple, Blue Cheese, and Bibb Salad.

18 comments:

  1. I love salads normally but lately I have just kind of found salads to be bland and blah. I like this idea! I think the mixture of flavors and textures will add more depth to the salad, making it more appetizing.

    Honestly, your blog has inspired me to cook more often!! I made the double cheddar holiday biscuits and my family LOVED them!! So yummy and they went well with my tomato soup I made for lunch today. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

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  2. This post made me so hungry, even if it is only 8:00 & breakfast time. Hope you have an amazing week, thanks for stopping by my blog, Im a new follower of yours too now!

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  3. Ohhh that looks sooo good. :) I always have to cut back on the EVOO when making food too.

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  4. all that beautiful cheese..yum!

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  5. OMG that salad looks yummy!!! If you look on my blog lol you would see a salad pretty similar to that one... so good...going to try this one too..http://sushiandicecream1.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi there,
    Following you back. Thanks for the follow from MBS. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  7. Thanks for linking up with my Planet Weidknecht weekend hop!

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  8. Yum, your recipes all look yummy! New follower from the Weekend Hop.
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  9. Salads are like the "have to" food for women. I think that is why I'm not always so gun ho on them. This one does look good, and I like bib lettuce. My favorite salad is actually tomato and mozzarella--a non-salad salad;)

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  10. @Jean I find that salads can be blah for me also. I like this recipe since it has so many flavors. I'm glad that your family liked the biscuit recipe so much, they were yummy!

    @E I love blue cheese also :)

    @MissPriss I'm always hungry at breakfast :) Thanks for following back, have a great weekend too!

    @Marie Good to know I'm not the only one that has to cut back on the EVOO

    @momto8 The cheese was one of the best parts :)

    @Sushi Great looking recipe, love your blog :)

    @Jaye No problem :)

    @Darlene, Thanks, have a great Christmas also :)

    @Lisa Thanks for hosting!

    @Forgetful Thanks :) I already follow your blog, have a great weekend!

    @Mommy I agree that it seems that a lot of women eat salad. I'm not big on them either, but I actually liked this recipe. Love tomato and mozzarella, very yummy!!

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  11. Bleu cheese. Yummo. I can tell you're a gal with my tastebuds. You can never have too much cheese!

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  12. @barbfroman I totally agree, cheese is the best :)

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  13. Lovely salad. It would be great if you linked it in to today's Food on Friday which is collecting salad recipes.

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    1. Linked it, thanks for the heads up :)

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  14. Talk about speedy Gonzalez! Thanks for linking in. Have a super week.

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    1. I was already on my computer, I'm normally not that speedy :) Have a great weekend!

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