Apple Spinach Salad is a refreshing and nutritious dish that combines the crispness of fresh apples with the earthy tones of spinach. Topped with a sweet and tangy dressing, this salad is perfect as a light meal or as a side dish.


  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
  • 2 medium apples (such as Fuji or Honeycrisp), cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese
  • For the dressing:
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the baby spinach, thinly sliced apples, and red onion.
  2. In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the walnuts until they are fragrant and slightly browned, about 3-5 minutes. Be careful not to burn them. Add the toasted walnuts and dried cranberries (or raisins) to the salad.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey (or maple syrup), and Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine everything.
  5. Sprinkle the crumbled feta or goat cheese over the top of the salad.
  6. Serve the salad immediately to maintain the freshness and crispness of the ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 5g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: None


  • Serves: 4

Apple Spinach Salad is a delightfully simple yet flavorful dish that’s perfect for any season. The combination of sweet apples, crunchy walnuts, and creamy cheese, all brought together with a tangy dressing, makes for a salad that’s as delicious as it is healthy. Enjoy this easy-to-make salad as a quick lunch or a light dinner!

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