Apples, walnuts, and cheese are a classic salad combination. In this case, the recipe calls for blue cheese but any pungent or blue-veined cheese will do. (We used gorgonzola.) The pungency of the cheese offsets the sweet apples perfectly and the nuts and celery adds crunch. This is a good salad.
For the dressing:
1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 cup cream or half and half
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled (or other blue-veined cheese)
freshly ground pepper to taste
For the salad:
4 apples, cored and diced
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons raisins or cranberries
1/2 cup walnuts pieces
2/3 cup Blue cheese, crumbled
To serve, scoop the fruit salad onto beds of greens and sprinkle the remaining blue cheese over the salad. Serve with the Blue cheese dressing.