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Spinach Apple Pecan Salad Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Spinach Apple Pecan Salad

Spinach Apple Pecan Salad is a delicious healthy salad combining fresh spinach, sweet apples & crunchy pecans with a sweet & salty dressing.
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Recipe Info

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 3
Category Salads
Cuisine American

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g

Ingredients For Spinach Apple Pecan Salad
  

For the salad

  • 4 Cups Baby Spinach Leaves, packed
  • 2 Small Apples
  • 1/2 Cup Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Toasted Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Feta Cheese, crumbled

For the dressing

  • 3 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Step By Step Instructions for Spinach Apple Pecan Salad
 

  • First to make the dressing, in a small bowl, combine olive oil, maple syrup, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, black pepper powder and salt.
    3 Tablespoon Olive Oil, 2 Tablespoon Maple Syrup, 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard, 1.5 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder, 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
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  • Whisk all the ingredients together till smooth and set aside.
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  • Toast the pecans on a pan, for 3-4 minutes till they become 1 shade darker and statrt to give a nutty aroma. You can also bake them in the oven at 350F or 200C for 5-10 minutes to toast them. Set the toasted pecans aside.
    1/2 Cup Toasted Pecans
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  • In a large mixing bowl, add the baby spinach leaves.
    4 Cups Baby Spinach Leaves, packed
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  • Then add thinly sliced apple to the bowl.
    2 Small Apples
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  • Also add some thinly sliced onions. Optionally, you can soak the onions in water for 5 minutes before adding, to reduce some of their sharpness if you prefer a milder taste.
    1/2 Cup Red Onion, thinly sliced
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  • Pour the prepared dressing over the salad.
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  • Toss to mix together the spinach, apples and onions with the dressing.
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  • Add the toasted pecans and crumbled feta cheese to top and lightly toss.
    1/2 Cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
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  • Spinach Apple Pecan Salad is ready. Serve it fresh as a light snack or on the side of any meal.
    Spinach Apple Pecan Salad Recipe Step By Step Instructions