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Apple Maple Pecan Salad

A well-made salad has good taste and pleasing crunch. This one with cabbage, apples and pecans gets high marks in both, with extra points for color contrast. —Emily Tyra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 3 large Granny Smith apples, julienned
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  • Whisk first five ingredients until blended. Combine cabbage, apples and Gorgonzola; toss with dressing to coat. Let stand 30 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with pecans.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 169 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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  • Mary
    May 24, 2020

    Great recipe. Family loved the crunch of the pecans. Had to omit the cheese. Definitely a keeper

  • Teri
    Jan 30, 2019

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  • xxcskier
    Jan 24, 2017

    We really enjoyed this salad! Easy fresh and delicious. We will be making this time and time again!

  • ssapienza
    Nov 10, 2016

    This is a tasty combination! My family loved it.

  • annrms
    Nov 7, 2016

    I halved this recipe and used 1 large apple. It is a very tasty and pleasingly crunchy salad. Will be making this again!

  • rena 55
    Sep 6, 2016

    What a fun and tasty salad! Dinner guests loved it and wanted the recipe! It's a keeper!

  • delowenstein
    Sep 1, 2016

    I used one bag of coleslaw mix. I did omit the pecans and substituted a freshly cooked crown of broccoli, broken into florets. I'd finely cut the cooked florets. This salad was delicious and very easy to prepare!delowenstein

  • rock111
    Aug 31, 2016

    FABULOUS and so easy (I used a bag of finely shredded cabbage). This instantly became a favorite at our house! Can't wait to share it with dinner guests.

  • RosemaryAT
    Aug 8, 2016

    Very delicious- I am not a fan of Granny Smith green apples so I substituted Gala and my family took second and third servings.