Apple Walnut Spinach Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

Apple Walnut Spinach Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe by Sandra MyersCourse: Main, SaladsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This Apple Walnut Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is a delicious winter salad recipe that’s packed with healthy greens, fruit, nuts, sweet onions, sharp blue cheese and buttery goat cheese, all topped with a sweet balsamic salad dressing!


  • For the salad:
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach

  • 1 golden delicious apple thinly sliced

  • 1 honeycrisp apple thinly sliced

  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup walnuts roughly chopped

  • 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbled

  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbled

  • For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard


  • Add the spinach, apple slices, onion slices, and walnuts to a large bowl.
  • Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad, toss well, and top with the goat cheese and blue cheese.


  • Because apples brown when exposed to the air, it’s a good idea to enjoy this salad within 30 minutes of preparation.
  • The remainder of the salad ingredients can be assembled ahead of time, and the dressing can also be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until serving.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories263
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13g 20%
    • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Cholesterol 13mg 5%
  • Sodium 219mg 10%
  • Potassium 478mg 14%
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
    • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    • Sugars 24g
  • Protein 7g 15%

  • Calcium 150%
  • Iron 2%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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