Yep, I was right. This is a wonderful and special salad. The crunchy roasted walnuts, the juicy crisp apples and the creamy, pungent cheese all combine into taste bud heaven. Even the watercress adds another subtle bitter component to add to the enjoyment of this great salad. I went with a whim as I made the dressing, and used raspberry vinegar to bring out the fruit flavor. This recipe will be bumped up to my top 10 salads. Evelyn/athens, your recipes are terrific.
A great combination! I used arugula instead of watercress, but otherwise followed the recipe. Whichever apples you go with, I think they should be sweet rather than tart, as the appley sweetness balances the blue cheese so beautifully. Add toasted walnuts... perfect!! Thank you Evelyn!
Excellent! I modified a bit..I left out the red apples and watercress (didnt have any on hand) and added chopped leftover chicken breasts. I served tossed with a nice Mesculin salad mix rather than individually arranged. Everyone loved it! Thanks Evelyn in Athens!
This was an awesomely simple and tasty salad. DBF rated it an "Mmmmm!" which is high praise from him indeed. I will definitely be making this again, possibly tossing in a bit of chicken or bacon to give it a little more heft. But as a quick summer salad, this recipe is tops! Thanks evelyn!
Great salad! I made only one change--I used sherry vinegar instead of red wine vinegar(only realized I was out of it when I was making the dressing). I love salads with blue cheese and walnuts and this is a particularly good one. Thanks, Ev!