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Spinach, Apple & Pecan Salad

Company was on the way, and I forgot to buy salad fixings. Scavenging the fridge for ingredients, I pulled it together and invented a salad superstar. —Kelly Walsh, Aviston, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup glazed pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, optional
  • DRESSING:
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in bacon if desired.
  • For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk vinegar, sugar, mustard and pepper until blended. Gradually whisk in oil. Pour over salad; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 109 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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