Easy to make ahead, especially for guests who always love this salad. Granny Smith apple marinated in balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, bleu cheese, pecans, and bacon all tossed over romaine.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and julienned
- 1 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
- 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 4 slices turkey bacon
- 6 cups torn romaine lettuce
Place the julienned apple into a bowl with the balsamic vinaigrette. Refrigerate for at least one hour to marinate.
Cook bacon in the microwave or in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Drain, and crumble.
In a salad bowl, combine the blue cheese, pecans, bacon and romaine lettuce, and toss to blend. When ready to serve, pour the apples and dressing over the top.