Blue Cheese and Caramel Walnut Salad

Blue Cheese and Caramel Walnut Salad

Great flavours that work incredibly well together! 

Serves 2

Ingredients for the dressing

50 g                 blue cheese
2 tbsp              sour cream
2 tbsp              olive oil
1 tbsp               white wine vinegar
1 pinch            black pepper

Ingredients for the salad

50 g                sugar
50 ml              water
100 g              walnuts
1                      apple
1 small           baguette, sliced and toasted
1 tbsp             wild rocket
100 g              blue cheese

Method to make the dressing

  • Pass the blue cheese through a sieve using the back of a spoon
  • Add the sour cream and combine until smooth
  • Whisk in the olive oil and white wine vinegar slowly
  • Season with black pepper and taste, adding more if necessary

Method to assemble the salad

  • Place the sugar and water in a saucepan over a medium heat
  • Dissolve the sugar and then turn up the heat and allow the syrup to become a caramel
  • Add the nuts, toss carefully and pour out onto a silicon mat
  • Allow to cool and the caramel to set
  • Slice the apple ‘cheeks’ off and thinly slice
  • Start layering the plate with the toasted baguette slices, blue cheese, apple slices and caramel walnuts
  • Pour the dressing over just before you serve