Apple and Spinach Salad

Apple and Spinach Salad

Apple and Spinach Salad is healthy and delicious.


for the vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons shallot, minced
¼ teaspoon sea salt
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

8 ½-inch baguette slices
1 tablespoon olive oil

for the caramelized walnuts:
1 cup walnut halves
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon sea salt
2-3 teaspoons granulated sugar
pinch freshly ground black pepper
pinch ground cinnamon

for the salad:
½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
8 cups baby spinach (washed) or spring salad greens
2 crisp apples, cored and thinly sliced
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
make the vinaigrette:
Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients. Set aside.

Lightly brush the baguette slices with the olive oil. Place in the oven and toast until golden and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes.

make the caramelized walnuts:
Toss walnut halves with all ingredients to coat. Place on a baking sheet in an even layer and roast until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

make the salad:
Just before serving, place the onion, spinach and apple in a large bowl. Drizzle with the vinaigrette, tossing lightly to coat. Place about 2 cups of greens on each plate and sprinkle the cranberries, blue cheese and walnuts on each salad.

Nestle two baguette slices onto each plate and serve.

serves 4


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