Candied Pecan, Blue Cheese & Basil Salad

Candied Pecan, Blue Cheese & Basil Salad

Naturally bright and sweet flavors of apple, grapes, and pecans on a bed of Fresh Express® Butter Supreme  balance perfectly with savory blue cheese and Basil Vinaigrette – great during any season!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 4 people


  • 1 (5-ounce) package Fresh Express® Butter Supreme
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup grapes halved
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Basil Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • Divide the Fresh Express® Butter Supreme evenly among four salad plates.
  • Top with the apple, grapes, and pecans.
  • Drizzle salads with dressing; sprinkle with blue cheese.

Basil Vinaigrette Instructions:

  • Process all ingredients, except for the oil, in a blender until smooth.  Slowly add the oil; process until smooth.


Tip: Refrigerate remaining dressing for up to two weeks.
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