By Dancer^ on November 23, 1999
Serving Size: 1 (87 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"fabulous recipe with a great flavor. instead of bacon, i sliced up a fair amount of ham, and added some goat cheese instead of feta to the mix. it was good enough to make two nights in a row."
"This salad and salad dressing is top-notched. I prefer the granny smith apples and the blue cheese combo. I add left-over grilled chicken (the best is fajata chicken), boiled egg and avacado slices, and toasted pecans or walnuts, pile it high on a dinner plate to make this salad a full meal."
"I made this delicious salad with baby arugula and added chopped walnuts. It was great and enjoyed by all!"
"Oh, yummy, yummy, perfect!!!! This was so beautiful and healthy tasting!! I went on a pasta binge this weekend and made homemade pasta (noodles, sauce, bread, and all!) two nights in a row--this was my salad for the second night. I didn't have any oregano so I left that out. I also added about 5 cloves of garlic, which I should NOT have done because, of course, it was raw and therefore VERY strong (you could smell the garlic upstairs!) Also no bacon for me. I added half a sliced red onion, which I allowed to marinate in the dressing so it wouldn't be so strong. EXCELLENT dancer!!! Thanks!"
"A terrific dish. We used the granny smith / bleu cheese pairing and it was wonderful. Thanks, Dancer^, for another great salad!"
"Ate this with chicken marsala and some risotto. Was just right. Am going to try tomorrow with an oriental dish. I think the sweet/sour flavor combination really lends itself to many types of cuisine. The dressing was the best part. I almost went for a white wine vinegar substitution, but decided against it, and was pleasantly surpirsed - the apple flavor was not overwhelming with both a sour and sweet taste - Just right. One thing for you measurement junkies out there - the proportions here seemed WAY OFF to me for a prodigious amount of salad. I used about 1/2 of a medium head of red-leaf lettuce - way more then 1 1/2 cups - just to make sure I had enough for two for two nights, and an equivalent amount of spinach. Everything seemed to remain just about right, save for the onions. I would also add more apples, maybe two cups instead of 1. Also, I couldn't find bleu cheese, so used feta, and was glad for it - the briny feta taste was EXCELLENT with the sweet/sour apple flavors. I would suggest using feta packed in brine, if possible. Adding nuts instead of the bacon seems like a good plan to keep the flavors light, but I used neither. Some toasted almonds might be tasty - I'll try that next time!"
"I have made this delicious salad several times when asked to bring a side dish for a party. It is very versatile and the wonderful flavors blend well with poultry, meat or fish. This one is a keeper. Thanks!!"
"My family and friends love this recipe. I often use a genral lettuce mix I buy at the store. This one is a winner."
"Made a few changes to the salad: used all spinach, no mushrooms, 1/2 cup feta and added 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans. Had no green onions, so used about 1/4 cup sweet diced onion and marinated it in the salad dressing to make sure it would taste mild. Salad dressing changes: used 2-1/2 Tablespoons cider vinegar and 4 Tablespoons olive oil. All else the same but I added 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce and a little salt. I tossed the feta cheese along with the salad. I didn't use all the dressing. The salad was refreshing with interesting flavors. We all liked it. Thanks, Dancer."
"I really liked this recipe, but__ I cut back on the oil and vinegar and added 2 teaspoons more sugar. I did not have the mushrooms or the fetta cheese"
"This did not work for us...the dressing was too tart for us...but the salad would have been great with a sweet poppyseed dressing..."
"This was terrific. I had everything but the mushrooms. Used only spinach and also added some walnuts. Only made 1/2 recipe of dressing which was plenty for two adults and two kids. Very good!"
"Nice, complex flavors with sweetnes from apples and saltynes from feta and bacon. Surely blue cheese would have been just as good. Mmmm... I did use all spinach, no salad and red onions for green onions. And I did omit the mushrooms, this salad did not need them. Very good!"
"I just loved this salad! I made it with all spinach and with granny smith apples. I put some lemon on the apples after I cut them to keep them from going brown. The dressing was delicious-the oregano added a really subtle flavour that went so well with the rest of the ingredients. I will definitely make this again!"