Stilton, apple and walnut salad recipe

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Healthy yet still full of flavour, this Stilton, apple and walnut salad has lots of added crunch thanks to the apple and walnuts.

Stilton, apple and walnut salad
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories151 Kcal8%
Fat14 g20%
Saturated Fat2 g10%

This stilton, apple and walnut salad is beautiful, simple, fresh and delicious. 

It's a great choice for buffet food because it's easy to throw together in only a quarter of an hour, but it's so packed with flavours that it's always a popular offering. The salty, strong flavour of the Stilton is the perfect contrast to the bright, juicy apple. And the simple lemon and honey dressing is all your need to complement these strong flavours. This recipe makes a serving for about 8-10 people, but it's really easy to make twice as much if you're serving it to the whole street. It's also a great choice as a side dish for a summer barbecue, or a garden party. Plus it's deliciously healthy - a portion works out at only 151 calories.


  • 2 red-skinned apples, cored and chopped
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces, shredded
  • 100g bag watercress
  • 125-150g mature Stilton, crumbled
  • 100g bag walnut pieces, roughly chopped if large, and lightly toasted

For the dressing:

  • Zested rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 6-8 tbsp walnut oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper




  1. Stir the apple in the lemon juice for the dressing, to help prevent it discolouring.
  2. Arrange the Little Gem and watercress leaves over a serving plate. Take the apple out of the lemon juice (but reserve the juice) and scatter over the top of the salad leaves, along with the Stilton and pieces of walnut.
  3. Add the remaining dressing ingredients to the lemon juice, whisk together and spoon over the salad.

Top tip for making Stilton, apple and walnut salad

Not a fan of Stilton? Replace with goat's cheese or feta for a nice, crumbly alternative.

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