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:


Feta Cheese

Green Onion

Dried Cranberries

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

Sugared pecans


aerial view of autumn spinach salad

Salad dressing:

Olive oil

Maple syrup


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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