Paul Flynn makes a Warm Salad of Blue Cheese, Apple and Almonds on Today with Maura and Dáithí.


Serves: 4

  • 250g Blue Cheese broken into bite size pieces
  • 1 large red onion, peeled and cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 apples, remove the core and cut into 12 pieces
  • 2 handfuls of washed baby spinach
  • 2tbsp whole peeled almonds
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp red or white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a good frying pan until foaming.
  2. Add the onions and apples followed by the almonds a minute later.
  3. Meanwhile, arrange the spinach in the centre of your plates and arrange the blue cheese around.
  4. Turn the apples and onions when they start to colour.
  5. Add the almonds, sprinkle over the sugar, shake the pan to coat everything evenly.
  6. Cook for a further two minutes then add the vinegar and allow to bubble a little.
  7. When the apples are soft and golden, spoon the mixture onto the prepared plates and serve immediately.