Sunday Salads

Sunday, August 22, 2010 |
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Layered Chicken, Apple, and Blue Cheese Salad


3 cups shredded chicken
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 apple (I like Granny Smith or Gala), thinly sliced and tossed in lemon juice
1/2 cup blue cheese (gorgonzola works nicely as well)
*Greens mix of your choice
Dressing of your choice.


Layer the salad beginning with the greens. You can choose how you layer the ingredients but I suggest keeping the tomatoes and cheese towards the top so they don't get crushed or soggy.


I've made this for salad luncheons many times. I prepare it the night before and cover it with wrap. It stores very nicely and is always a hit.


* I've been purchasing the cellophane boxes of greens at BJ's. They offer a few different greens selections and all stay nice and fresh the entire week. It's a great value for your money.

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This salad went very nicely with crusty bread and a slightly chilled glass of Coppola Chardonnay.

Enjoy!

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27 comments:

Rene said...

This salad is on my list of dinners this week. Thanks for the inspiration.

-Rene

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Yummmmm!!! That looks absolutely delish! I will be trying it! I love salads with fruit.

Happy Sunday, lady!

xoxoxo

Suburban Princess said...

Looks yummy!!!! Such beautiful presentation!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love that you are doing this feature! And I love the look of this salad.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Mmmm that looks delish!

Also, don't forget to email me your shipping info as you won my giveaway.

Dear Lillie said...

That looks delicious!!!

JDB said...

I love blue cheese and anything. I will definitely be trying this soon! Thanks so much for sharing.

theUngourmet said...

I love the layers of deliciousness in your salad! I looks to pretty in that clear bowl.

You should make a badge for your Sunday Salads! I would put it on my side bar and then use it on Sundays. ;) Just a thought.

EntertainingMom said...

oh... YUM!!!!

bevy said...

Ok... you could have said blue cheese and cardboard and I would have said YUM!

Please DO steal my monogrammed "teacher tees" idea... just be sure to tell everyone who told you! LOL

prepfection said...

That salad looks both delicious and visually stunning, very impressed!

Wanda said...

Yum....another winner! Thanks.

Have a great week.
:)

Pemberley said...

Now I'm starving! Move over Ina!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

that's it....you have officially made me decide to put down my mouse and go to lunch.....this couldn't look any more delicious! you sure know salads! hope monday is treating you kindly! love from blogland!

Ellie said...

Y.U.M. sounds great and looks pretty. The chardonnay looks yummy too - unfortunately it is noon. Maybe later?!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Mmmm! Looks DElicious! Thanks for sharing!
Have a great week!
~ Jo :)

Melissa Miller said...

Yummy! All of my favorites Jo. :)

midnight macaroons said...

Jo, I truly enjoy every visit to your blog. It's so beautiful. And those dishes!!! They always look so fantastic.

French Basketeer said...

YUM this looks great!! I love the layered effect, and even better it can be done ahead of time. I've decided to pop for the camera; you'll see why when you see my photos in the current post. You have so inspired me, Jo!! But now I need some advice on lenses....

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh my gosh --- these salad's just keep getting better! You are an inspiration to what I should be serving for dinner!!!

Pink Martini said...

Your photography is stunning! ...and the salad looks pretty darn good too. Love the monogrammed vino glasses as well.

I would love to know where you went in Paso Robles. :)

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

This layered salad is so beautiful and it looks delicious! I must try something like this, the addition of apples is very nice.

Laura Trevey said...

Wow... that looks delicious and great presentation!!

xoxo Laura

Dovecote Decor said...

Yumm! I love how Ina Garten makes her dressing and lets it sit at the bottom of the salad ahead of time. She just tosses it at the last minute--gorgeous salad!
Liz

Tina said...

My husband says 'thank you' for this recipe Jo! I am not a fan of blue cheese, but it will be an absolute treat for my hubby:) Thank you for sharing, it looks fabulous:) ~ Tina x

Kathy said...

Hi Jo--I wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about the recipes I promised to send. Will send them in the next couple of days. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Kathy

Holly said...

That salad not only sounds good but looks gorgeous all layered like that - quite a display piece.

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