Apple-Spinach Salad With Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette


Spice up your salad with apples, feta cheese, red onions, and dried cherries for a seasonal touch.

Apple-Spinach Salad With Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette
  • Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dijon-style mustard

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Salad:

  • 4 cups baby spinach

  • 1 medium apple, Granny Smith, cored and sliced

  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoon dried cherries

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

  1. Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette:

  2. 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. Cover and shake well to mix. Chill until ready to serve. Makes 2/3 cup.

  3. Salad:

  4. 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.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 236
Total Fat - 18g
Saturated Fat - 5g
Sodium - 316mg
Carbohydrates - 15g
Fiber - 2g
Sugars - 11g
Protein - 4g

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16 replies

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

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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 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.

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.