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Spinach apple salad

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!

Spinach salad with apple, feta, dried cranberries and honey almonds. Inspired by the Enlightened Spinach Salad from Mellow Mushroom. Paired with my honey poppyseed dressing, you'll never want to make any different kind of salad again.

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.

Spinach salad with apple, feta, dried cranberries and honey almonds. Inspired by the Enlightened Spinach Salad from Mellow Mushroom. Paired with my honey poppyseed dressing, you'll never want to make any different kind of salad again.

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!)

Spinach salad with apple, feta, dried cranberries and honey almonds. Inspired by the Enlightened Spinach Salad from Mellow Mushroom. Paired with my honey poppyseed dressing, you'll never want to make any different kind of salad again.

I literally ate this salad for 8 days straight.

Once I find something I like it's (apparently) hard to step away from.

Spinach salad with apple, feta, dried cranberries and honey almonds. Inspired by the Enlightened Spinach Salad from Mellow Mushroom. Paired with my honey poppyseed dressing, you'll never want to make any different kind of salad again.

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!

Yield: 4

Spinach apple salad

Spinach salad with apple, feta, dried cranberries and honey almonds. Inspired by the Enlightened Spinach Salad from Mellow Mushroom. Paired with my honey poppyseed dressing, you'll never want to make any different kind of salad again.

Spinach salad with apple, feta, dried cranberries and honey almonds. Inspired by the Enlightened Spinach Salad from Mellow Mushroom. Paired with my honey poppyseed dressing, you'll love this salad with all the delicious flavors!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss together.
  2. Serve immediately with honey poppyseed dressing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 439mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 8gSugar: 24gProtein: 11g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.

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Kathleen

Tuesday 11th of February 2014

Love the colorful picture! Looks so healthy and fresh!

Kelly

Thursday 13th of February 2014

Thanks Kathleen! It's the healthiest salad I've ever liked :)