Autumn Apple Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

 

Jan Tilley’s recipe today, Autumn Apple Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, is a delicious Fall combination of apples, pecans, and feta cheese with a delightful maple syrup dressing.

Autumn Apple Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Time: 30 min

Serves: 4

Ingredients:apple-salad-1

4 cups baby spinach

1 Fuji apple, sliced thinly

1 Granny Smith apple, sliced thinly

4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and chopped

2 ounces feta cheese crumbles

¼ cup chopped pecans

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Dash of cinnamon

Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Divide spinach onto 4 plates. Divide and artistically layer each salad with sliced apples, bacon, feta and pecans.
  2. In a blender, pulse together olive oil, mustard, vinegar, syrup, cinnamon and salt and pepper until well-blended.
  3. Drizzle dressing over each salad. Serve and enjoy immediately.

*Serving Tip: For a quick and complete meal, add shredded chicken.

Nutrition Information:

310 calories, 15 g fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein

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