Sunday, 30 November 2014

Stilton and Walnut Salad

Winter salad made with creamy British Stilton, sweetness from apples, bitterness from walnuts and a delicious mustardy dressing.  Are salads in winter wrong?  I don't think so, look, I admit I used one out of season ingredient here because I had some courgette in my fridge but you could always substitute for some finely sliced cabbage or hard winter leaves.

It can be difficult in Winter to get raw vegetables in your diet, I like eating some raw food.  There is something so beautiful about a salad whatever time of year to make you not feel weighed down by stodge.

This would be a pretty good Christmas Day starter if you go for that kind of thing or for a special meal with a loved one when you don't want to be weighed down with food.

Stilton and Walnut Salad


1/2 Small courgette (zucchini) or substitute for winter salad or finely sliced cabbage leaves
1 small apple, cored and diced
30-50g, 1-1.5oz Stilton, crust removed and crumbled
Small handful of walnuts

For the dressing
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp cider vinegar
Large pinch salt
2-3 tsp Extra virgin olive oil


Assemble the courgette (if using), apple and stilton.

Make the dressing by whisking the mustard, salt and vinegar together then drizzling in the oil.  Add a little at a time and it will form an emulsion and not split.

Drizzle on the salad and devour.

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  1. Ooh. Might try this with raw sliced Brussel Sprouts. Yummy!

    1. That might work (and would make it VERY festive!)

  2. Looks delicious! I definitely appreciate salads in winter too - that's exactly when you want to add that nice bit of creamy cheese to keep it filling on a cold day!
    #recipeoftheweek :-)

    1. Absolutely and a Mature Stilton can be super creamy.

  3. Oh this looks delicious and so festive somehow. I'm adding this to our Boxing Day buffet menu! Gorgeous. Thanks.

  4. That looks absolutely gorgeous! One of my favourite salad combinations. Pinned and Stumbled. Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek

    1. Thank you! I can never find my way around Stumbleupon!

  5. Looks delicious :) thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays, pinned and featuring this week at the blog hop...

  6. I'm always looking for new salads to try so this one is definitely going on my list. Hopping over from Creative Mondays. ~Cynthia |

  7. I will be pining and tweeting your featured recipe this week too.


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