Apple Gorgonzola Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Cook4_6

My take on the apple gorgonzola salad at Buca di Beppo. I have also made the dressing using Apple Cider Vinegar in place of the Balsamic with excellent results. It is a family and friend favorite!

Top Review by breezermom

Absolutely wonderful! A great combination of sweet, salty, and savory....all on top of a bed of greens. I used a mix of romaine and baby spring greens. The dressing is wonderful, and I immediately went ahead and made more to serve on other salads. Thanks for sharing! Made for Photo Tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using proscuitto, lay very thin slices on baking sheet in a single layer and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, watching so it doesn't burn.
  2. To toast walnuts, place on baking sheet in a single layer and bake at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes, watching so they don't burn.
  3. Toss lettuces, apples, walnuts, cranberries, gorgonzola cheese and proscuitto.
  4. To prepare dressing, combine anchovy paste, vinegar, water, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic, sugar, cornstarch, and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese into blender (or use an emulsion blender). Mix in blender; slowly adding 1 cup oil. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Combine salad and dressing, serve.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a