Apple Pecan Feta Spinach Salad Recipe

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Lee Armstrong Modified: March 25, 2022
Apple Pecan Feta Spinach Salad Recipe

How To Make Apple Pecan Feta Spinach Salad

This spinach salad is a great year-round salad. Fresh spinach, feta, pecans, apples, and bacon are tossed together with maple cider vinaigrette.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 28 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 10ozbaby spinach
  • 33small gala apples,(or 2 medium), cored and thinly sliced
  • 1cuppecans,toasted
  • 4ozfeta cheese,crumbled
  • ½cupdried cranberries
  • 12ozbacon,cooked and crumbled, optional
  • ½small red onion,sliced into thin strips, optional

Maple-Cider Vinaigrette:

  • ½cupolive oil
  • ¼cupapple cider vinegar
  • 2tbsppure maple syrup
  • 2tspdijon mustard
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. If using red onion, place slices in a colander and run under warm water for about 10 seconds, tossing once, to remove harsh bite. Drain well.

  2. In a large salad bowl toss together spinach, apples, pecans, feta, cranberries and optional bacon and red onion.

  3. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad and toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately after adding dressing.

Dressing:

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium mason jar. Cover with lid and shake to blend well (or alternately just blend well in a bowl with a whisk).

Nutrition

  • Calories: 957.12kcal
  • Fat: 49.57g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 26.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 117.61g
  • Fiber: 19.93g
  • Sugar: 87.98g
  • Protein: 12.87g
  • Cholesterol: 46.49mg
  • Sodium: 610.40mg
  • Calcium: 194.01mg
  • Potassium: 1222.14mg
  • Iron: 2.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 223.46µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.93mg
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