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Cranberry Apple Spinach Salad

This healthy & versatile spinach salad is one of my favorite salad recipes for winter/fall! Top with fresh apples, homemade dressing, cranberries, & more! :: DontWastetheCrumbs.com

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This healthy & versatile spinach salad is one of my favorite salad recipes for winter or fall! Top with fresh apples, homemade dressing, dried cranberries, & more!

Ingredients

Scale
  • 10 oz fresh spinach
  • 2 large apples, cored and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 small red onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 5 oz goat cheese, crumbled

1 Batch Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (here’s how to make it homemade)
  • 2 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

Make the vinaigrette

  1. Add all of the ingredients together in a glass jar, cover, and shake well.

Make the salad

  1. Combine the spinach, apples, onion, walnuts, cranberries and half of the goat cheese in a large bowl. Toss with a pair of tongs or salad hands.
  2. Drizzle half of the dressing over the salad and toss again. Add additional dressing as desired and serve immediately, topping with the remaining goat cheese.
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