Spinach apple salad with feta, dried cranberries and honey almonds.
Inspired by the Enlightened Spinach Salad from Mellow Mushroom. Paired with my honey poppyseed dressing, this will be your new favorite salad!
Meet my new favorite salad.
I just said that about my new favorite dressing, but I just can’t get enough of these two together.
I’ve never been a huge fan of salad. Unlike my mom, who will eat lettuce plain just for the fun of it (seriously).
Spinach salads I have learned to love more over the years, but I’ve never had a combo quite as good as what I’m about to share with you. I had a similar salad recently at the restaurant Mellow Mushroom, and it was good enough for me to try to recreate it with slight changes.
In my version I use dried cranberries instead of dried cherries, and honey almonds instead of their homemade candied pecans.
You can use regular almonds instead of honey, but I noticed that the brand I bought actually had less calories in the honey almonds vs the regular. Weird, but true.
Also the flavor worked well since I used the honey poppyseed dressing I’ve already mentioned.
Some day I’ll make my own honey almonds instead of having to buy them! (update: I’ve made honey roasted pecans now!)
I literally ate this salad for 8 days straight.
Once I find something I like it’s (apparently) hard to step away from.
The proportions in the recipe below are what I used for serving at dinner (enough for 4).
But when I make this just for myself I kind of just add all the ingredients together without measuring.
Do what you like!
Recommended and useful items for this spinach apple salad recipe:
- 6 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped apple
- 1/3 cup honey almonds (or regular almonds)
- Honey Poppyseed Dressing
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss together. Serve immediately
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