Apple, Pecan, and Blue Cheese Salad with Dried CHERRIES*

28 Feb

Oh god. Just typing that name made me want to make it for dinner tonight. And so it shall be done.

Just an odd, aerial view from that delicious dinner last week…

There is something so adult about salads with fruit, right? Is it just me? I mean, young Chrissy definitely preferred her a ranch salad with shredded carrots and a crouton or 3000. And up until a year ago, I still thought that that was my preference. But no. Especially not after this salad.

And can I just say how awesome I feel when I make my own salad dressing? Pretty awesome. It’s SO easy ANNNND it has the added benefit of being able to annoy people by saying, “I MADE IT MYSELF! THE DRESSING! I MADE IT MYSELF!” Which is always fun.

Omnomnomnomnom. And this is coming from someone who thinks salads are for rabbits and other demons.

Yep. Definitely making this again tonight. You win, rabbits / demons.

Apple, Pecan, and Blue Cheese Salad riiiiiiiiight….HERE.


*yeah. it’s cherries. not cranberries. whatev.

32 Responses to “Apple, Pecan, and Blue Cheese Salad with Dried CHERRIES*”

  1. fflicc February 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    why have i never followed your blog before? i love the random, the over-the-top can-do attitude (referencing the make your own bacon fail–totally do that myself). you’re just my kind of blogger. thank you!

    salad sound super amazing.
    what is the meat looking stuff in the top left hand corner?

    ps. you might like if you haven’t checked it out already.

    • erica May 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

      I think she made pork chops with the salad.

  2. Leigh-Leigh February 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Although I lacked most of the ingredients for this recipe, you so inspired me with your colorful photos and mouth-watering words that I promptly made myself a salad consisting only of lettuce, blue cheese, and a hoity-toity lowfat bottled dressing. It was an emergency – I needed blue cheese and lettuce, stat!

    Thanks for continuing to make me smile while I eat. You’re the best!

  3. Mike Famico (@Fameeks) February 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Two stars for your forehead: the first is for your noticably impressive knife skills (equally portioned apple slices) and second is for you VASTLY improved food porn pics! Kudos to you for some really good shots.

  4. Casey February 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    I think I’m still in the ranch-dressing phase of my salad life, but this looks good! Also, this may be too creepy, but you were HIlarious on WWHL. I was laughing along with you guys and had my own personal drinking game. Hooray!!!

  5. Maria February 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Ahhh thank you so much for this recipe! I’ve been dying for a homemade salad dressing and this seems to be a winner. It’s kind of similar to something Giada (actually my hero) makes. I’ll be sure to try it.

    By the way, you are my favorite person to follow on twitter. Your wit is spot on and I always laugh out loud.


  6. Jordan February 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    You complete me. Hate salads. Love this recipe. Can’t wait to be the coolest hipster in alphabet city by making my own salad dressing. So very cool… This is happening tonight.

  7. Becky February 28, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Doing. This. Tonight!

  8. coco February 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    welcome back!! i cant tell you how much i love blue cheese and apples together… oooh i want it right now!!! instead i have a bad hospital cafe dried out cheese sandwich for lunch. booo.

  9. Margaret February 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    I love that you’re back blogging! I was planning on commenting on your way long time ago post asking when you would be back! And to my surprise, I got several new posts! Thank you… love reading your blog (and laughing too because you are hilarious!)

    I love salads with dried fruits, apples, just put pears in the other day… have you tried hearts of palm?!? Delicious!

  10. Jenna February 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    Looks soooooo good. And your photography skills are on the rise too 🙂 keep up the posts please. We’ve missed you.

  11. teknomunk February 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    This looks so good. Don’t know when I will be able to try it, though. This fall at the very latest (after my first pecan harvest in years).

  12. Kimberly February 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Yes, very adult thing when we eat fruit and nuts with our salads. And homemade dressings just raises the bar even more. Looks delicious! Keep up the good work!

  13. Emily February 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    You’re back! Yayyyy! I’m glad you link to PW because I’ve stopped reading her (too many pictures and shit about cows)- but I like having someone point out the highlights. The salad and brusselS sprouts are definitely getting made.

    • chrissyteigen February 28, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

      LOL. And I kind of agree about all the step-by-step photos. A lot to scroll through but it DOES make me drool…

  14. Janelle February 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    If Toronto didn’t close at 8:00 p.m. I would go find these things and make this right now. Luckily the Hyatt gift shop next door has a plethora of maple syrup for sale so I’ve got that part covered. Love the blog, you’re hilarious.

  15. Zoe Tyler (@StyleFoodie) February 29, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    YUMMM! This looks so good and low carb, holla! Making this in the near furture, welcome back girl!

  16. Nicola February 29, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    Ok i think I’ll have to make this with cranberries, because the last two times I bought those dried cherries I literally had to hide them from myself, then found them and continued eating them until I had stomach cramps. so then I ate some more out of pity for myself. Seriously, the crack of dried fruit. I’ll stick to nice, safe cranberries.

  17. DBZ February 29, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Thanks for turning me on to PW, she is great! Not as funny as you, but who is? Anywho, I love making my own dressings too and find it’s much healthier (what’s IN the others anyway?). Also can’t wait to make the Brussels Sprouts – my fave veggie! Keep up the good work!

  18. Steven Abelseth (@StevAbel) February 29, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    I cook on Thursday’s at my house, and I was just thinking how sick I am of making the same thing every two weeks. But this salad looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to try it

  19. Lauren D. February 29, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    YAY you’re back! And after you introduced me to Pioneer Woman, I’ve been stalking her blog too and had an inkling when I saw this salad that it might be one of her recipes! My husband and I just bought our first house (yay/nervous-vomit/yay again!) and this salad looks like the perfect GROWN UP salad to eat at our very own dining room table, with grown up silverware, in a grown up house that actually has its own land line telephone (I mean it doesn’t get much more serious than that, does it?) YIPPIE! Thanks, Chrissy!

  20. Penelope Davis February 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Looks good. try these. Try adding a little more shredded parmesan and using a little less cream cheese, but that’s a personal preference. So good, I promise

  21. Shy (@BeautyNDFeast) February 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Yum…I want that NOW! Random, but have you ever had the salads at Cosi? Ok so they use fake greens (iceberg lettuce for the most part)…but I think it can easily be made at home. Pistachios, blue cheese, grapes..yes.

  22. @Kmaj9 March 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Chrissy, I find myself thinking, I don’t know why I don’t just go to pioneer woman and try her recipes there. There’s just something about the way you re-package the idea and put in cheerio-poop-print-on-my-pillow and “that’s what she said” jokes into your posts that somehow make the dish so much more exciting to make. How this even makes sense I don’t know. But keep rolling with it!

  23. june henry March 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    Ooola-la!! today is a soup kind of a day, can you put duck fat in soup??? Hmmm!

    • erica May 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      DITTO…WE WANT SOUP RECIPES! Preferably something in the low Carb variety.: -) please

  24. Jen March 6, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    I just came across your blog yesterday and you.are.hilarious.

    Also, major kudos for introducing new Thai restaurants. I can/could never find one I liked here!

    I can’t wait to dig through some of your recipes. Keep blogging!

  25. Jenn March 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    I made this last night after seeing it on your blog. Could not believe I made the dressing by hand! The salad was mucho yummy. A + on the recommendation Ms. Teigen!

  26. fitbitchin May 5, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    Reblogged this on fitbitchin and commented:
    i’m hungray all over again YUM

  27. agate cameos jewellery March 22, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say fantastic blog!|


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