My Most Requested Salad Recipe with Sweet Balsamic Dressing

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If you are looking for a new easy salad recipe and want to wow friends and family, then look no further than this delicious salad recipe. This easy salad recipe scores big on both flavor and nutrition.This most requested Gorgonzola, Apple, Cherries, Pecans & Bacon Salad with Sweet Balsamic Dressing Recipe is topped with some intensely flavored and nutritious ingredients.

This salad recipe calls for Gorgonzola, which is a blue cheese with a lovely salty and savory bite. You can easily use your favorite blue cheese or any sharp cheese that you prefer. The cheese is the perfect balance to the dried fruit and sweet and juicy apple pieces in this simple salad. The pecans also pair perfectly with the dried fruit. If you prefer almonds or walnuts, you can use these as well. This recipe calls for cherries or cranberries, but again, you can substitute raisins, dried blueberries or even dried apricots. The saltiness of the bacon compliments everything in this recipe from the toppings to the lettuce. The salad is finished with a balsamic salad dressing, which is an easy healthy salad dressing recipe. This may become your new go-to salad dressing recipe. It is worth the effort to take the time to whisk the dressing well so that it becomes really smooth.

As for the nutritional value of salad: Leafy greens are nutrient dense, which means they have a lot of nutrients for very few calories. In particular, the main nutrients in romaine lettuce and other healthy lettuces are folate (a B vitamin), vitamin A and vitamin C. Is it true that apples are good for keeping the Doctor away? Maybe. It certainly can’t hurt. Apples have vitamin C, potassium, fibre and water. Yes, 86% of an apple is water! These are all good for your body. The nuts in this healthy salad recipe are very good for you. Research has found that having just a handful or two of nuts most days of the week lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, improves blood sugar in diabetes and lowers risk of heart disease. Scientists have also found that adding nuts to the diet like this does not cause weight gain. In fact, it has even helped some people lose weight. Our body doesn’t absorb the fat from nuts very well and because nuts are so filling people tend to eat less over the rest of the day. Nuts are also loaded with fibre, heart-healthy fats and heart-healthy vitamins and minerals like magnesium, selenium, potassium and vitamin E. To get the most vitamins and minerals, try a variety of different nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, and pistachios. Walnuts work great in this recipe and have the most omega-3 fatty acid, which is great for the heart. Thanks to Mary from the recipe blog Sweet Little Bluebird for My Most Requested Salad Recipe ~ Gorgonzola, Apple, Cherries, Pecans & Bacon Salad with Sweet Balsamic Dressing! **

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