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best spinach salad with apple pecans

Best Spinach Salad with Apple, Pecans and Gorgonzola Cheese

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This is the best Spinach Salad recipe with apples, candied pecans, pomegranate and gorgonzola cheese! It’s drizzled with a champagne vinaigrette, making it fancy enough to serve as a holiday side dish. Plus it only takes 5 minutes to make!


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Ingredients

Spinach Salad

  • 4 cups baby spianach
  • 1 honeycrisp apple, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup mandarin orange
  • 1/4 cup candied pecans
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese

Champagne Dressing:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt

Instructions

  1. To a small bowl add garlic clove, champagne vinegar, olive oil, fresh thyme, mustard, honey and salt. Whisk together until combined. Set aside.
  2. To a large salad bowl add spinach, honeycrisp apple, red onion, mandarin orange, pecans, pomegranate seeds and gorgonzola.
  3. Drizzle dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat everything.
  4. Serve.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 98
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 114 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg

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