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Spinach Apple Salad

Spinach Apple Salad is one of our favourite and easiest salads to make. It’s made with a delicious mix of sweet and savoury ingredients and tossed with a tangy white wine vinaigrette. Try this family favourite at your next picnic or gathering!


Prep time: 15 MINUTES Total time: 15 MINUTES yield: 4 -6

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 ounces of baby spinach

  • 2 large apples, cored and thinly sliced (Choose your 2 favourite apples)

  • half a small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 cup walnut halves, toasted (or pecans)

  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries

  • 5 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (or feta cheese)

  • 1 batch white wine vinaigrette (see below)



WHITE WINE VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced

  • pinch of salt and black pepper (optional) 

  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional) 


INSTRUCTIONS:

TO MAKE THE WHITE WINE VINAIGRETTE:

Add all ingredients together in a bowl and whisk to combine.  Or, add all ingredients to a mason jar, cover, and shake to combine.


Add spinach, apples, red onion, walnuts, dried cranberries, and half of the goat cheese to a large bowl.  Drizzle with the vinaigrette, and toss to combine. Serve immediately, garnished with the remaining goat cheese.




 

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