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Updated: Jul 25, 2022

This classic apple spinach salad is easy to make with fresh ingredients, tossed with a quick apple cider vinaigrette, and east to customize with your fav add ins!!

Apple Spinach Salad

Prep time: 15 mins

Total time: 15 Mins

yield: 4-6 servings


  • 5 ounces fresh baby spinach

  • 2 small apples, cored and thinly sliced

  • Half of a small onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

  • 3 ounces crumbled goat cheese

Apple Cider Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tsp honey

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled and minced.

  • A generous pinch of salt and black pepper.


  1. Make the vinaigrette. Combine all the vinaigrette ingredients together in a bowl and whisk vigorously (or shake them together in a mason jar) to combine.

  2. Toss the Salad. Add spinach, apples, red onion, walnuts, dried cranberries, and half the goat cheese to a large bowl. Drizzle with the vinaigrette, and toss to combine.

  3. Serve. Serve immediately , garnished with the remaining goat cheese, and ENJOY!

I like to use a sweet apple (ambrosia) with a tart apple. ( granny Smith)

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