This trendy salad is easy to make at home and can turn a normal meal into something a little bit more gourmet. Even if you're not a blue cheese fan the combo of apples and/or pears and nuts is refreshing and can be paired with many other cheeses.
This basic balsamic vinaigrette pairs well with many salads and if you're like me, you'll pour a little extra on your plate just for dipping your bread.
I love how colorful this salad is, which is also an indication of the vitamins and nutrients that you'll get with each bite. The salad doesn't try to hide the veggies but the bright rainbow colors and seasoned taste of the Italian dressing help make them more palatable if your kids are not fans of eating vegetables.