Apple-Spinach Salad With Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette

By MAYS

the apples add an extra bite of freshness to the wonderful flavor combinations in this salad.

Apple-Spinach Salad With Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette
Ingredients
  • 4 cup(s) spinach, baby

  • 1 medium apple(s), Granny Smith, cored and sliced

  • 1/4 cup(s) onion(s), red, thin wedges

  • 2 tablespoon cherries, dried, snipped

  • 1/2 cup(s) cheese, feta, crumbled, (optional)

  • 1/4 cup(s) oil, olive

  • 1/4 cup(s) vinegar, balsamic

  • 2 teaspoon thyme, fresh

  • 1 teaspoon mustard, dijon-style

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
  1. Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare the vinaigrette as directed. Cover and chill for up to 1 week. Serve the leftover vinaigrette with a tossed vegetable salad.

  2. Apple-Spinach Salad:

  3. In a large bowl, toss together spinach, apple, onion, and cherries. Shake Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette; drizzle onto salad. Toss to coat. If desired, top each serving with cheese. Makes 4 (1-cup) servings.

  4. Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette:

  5. In a screw-top jar, combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup white or regular balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme, 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  6. Cover and shake well to mix.

  7. Chill until ready to serve.

  8. Makes 2/3 cup.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
93
Saturated Fat
1g
Sodium
96mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Total Fat
6g
Carbohydrate
11g
Cholesterol
0mg
Protein
1g
Exchanges
Vegetable: 1
Fruit
0.5
Carb Choices
0.5

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16 replies

efarkas
efarkas 2012-03-16 13:53:33 -0500 Report

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jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-03-01 07:54:47 -0600 Report

Here I go again, chopping fruits and veges! A good opportunity to try out my new chefs knife on what appears to be a delicious salad!

phoenixsuprising
phoenixsuprising 2011-10-04 20:40:48 -0500 Report

Sounds like a really good recipe, the tartness of the Granny Smith apples would balance out the sweetness of the cherries. I do not usually use any sort of fruit in a salad, but this will be the first one I will actually put together and give it a go. Sounds different, and has caught my interest. Thanks for the recipe.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-01-09 19:12:24 -0600 Report

I absolutely LOVE this recipe. So did the family. I used goat cheese instead of feta and I used craisins because I didn't have any cherries. But it was awesome. I used the vinaigrette also as a marinade for some pork loin tonight. Yummy stuff.