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Autumn Spinach Salad

Autumn Spinach Salad- this salad is a great addition your Thanksgiving meal or add some grilled chicken breast to make it meal.

autumn spinach salad on a salad plate with tongs

What’s in the Autumn Spinach Salad:

Spinach

Feta Cheese

Green Onion

Dried Cranberries

Apples -I slice and add my apples right before eating so they don’t turn brown.

Sugared pecans

Grapes

aerial view of autumn spinach salad

Salad dressing:

Olive oil

Maple syrup

shallots

salt and pepper

cider vinegar

lemon juice

autumn spinach salad with apples and grapes

Spinach Salad variations:

For this salad you can swap the feta for gorgonzola cheese and the dried cranberries can be replaced with dried cherries. This salad can easily be adapted to fit your tastes.

 

I like to serve this salad in a shallow bowl so all the toppings to fall to the bottom.  This one looks nice. The dressing can be made a day in advance and stored in a glass jar with a lid. Shake really well before pouring over the salad.

 

Autumn Spinach Salad

Ingredients

  • 10 oz baby spinach
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 apples red or green will work
  • ½ cup grapes cut in half or quartered
  • ¼ cup sugared pecans
  • ½ cup feta cheese

Dressing

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice fresh or in the bottle
  • 2 Tbsp shallots, minced
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine spinach, cranberries, grapes, pecans, green onion and apple (if serving right away, otherwise add apple right before)
    Toss all together
  • Pour dressing over the top and toss again

Dressing

  • Add all ingredients to a jar with a lid and shake really well. Can be made a day in advance, but shake really well again before pouring over the salad.

individual serving of autumn spinach salad

 

Looking for more salad recipes: Try this summer salad  

If you need more Thanksgiving recipes then check out these slow cooker mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole

and this pumpkin cheesecake.

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