Dried apple chips are readily available this time of year at most supermarkets. They add a nice, subtle sweet texture to the salad while carrying the apple flavor. There are quite a few flavors on the market as well - cinnamon, caramel, golden delicious, granny smith, to name a few!
The addition of fresh apples is great for a fall salad. as is the Fuji apple dressing (found in the refrigerated dressing section in your local produce department.)
I'm a big fan of incorporating fruits, nuts and cheese in a salad so it seemed like a great pairing to combine apples, pecans and Gorgonzola cheese. Blue cheese and walnuts also work well too as substitutes!
Harvest Apple Gorgonzola Salad
1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese
1/2 cup toasted pecans
1 apple, diced
1/2 small cucumber, diced
2.5oz bag Apple Chips, slightly crushed
Fuji Apple Dressing (Litehouse brand)
In a large salad bowl, add mixed greens.
Top with cheese, pecans, apples, cucumber.
Garnish with apple chips.
Serve with dressing on the side.