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Spinach Apple Salad

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Spinach Apple Salad is an easy salad tossed with just 6 delicious salad ingredients and a simple homemade salad dressing. Perfect to serve as a meal on its own or make as a tasty side dish alongside some baked chicken or even steak.

big white bowl filled with a spinach salad with sliced apples, red onion slices, pecans and feta cheese
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Related recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Easy Spinach Salad

We love this simple spinach salad recipe because it is so easy to make for a side dish or add your favorite protein (chicken, steak, pork or fish) to make it a meal. Made with a tangy apple cider vinegar dressing, this spinach salad comes together perfectly.

Salads like this spinach apple salad are perfect for bringing along to family get togethers and holiday parties. I love having a simple throw together salad recipe like this one in by back pocket for a quick lunch recipe or dinner side dish.

big white bowl filled with spinach salad with sliced apples, dried cranberries, pecans and feta crumbles
Spinach Apple Salad Image by Feeding Your Fam

Making Spinach Salad Ahead

This salad is simple to gather all the ingredients ahead of when you will be serving it and then tossing it together. To make spinach salad ahead, wash and tear up the greens and store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.

Assemble the apple cider vinaigrette and store in a container with a lid in the refrigerator.

sliced apples, red onion slices and dried cranberries in a apple cider dressing
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About 10 minutes before serving this salad, toss together the sliced apples, red onions and dried cranberries with the dressing and let marinade. Toss together the remaining salad ingredients and then add in the marinated apples, onions and dried cranberries and any remaining dressing.

spinach salad with sliced apples, pecans, dried cranberries in a white bowl
Spinach Salad Photo by Feeding Your Fam

Spinach Apple Salad Variations

This salad is absolutely delicious as it is written, but it is so easy to mix up with different variations.

  • Change up the greens: green leafy lettuce or just a package of spring mix works great in this salad.
  • Try a different apple: Honeycrisp, red delicious and gala are some of my favorites
  • Another nut: pecans are delicious, however almonds or walnuts are tasty too
  • Choose another cheese: Asiago goes great with fruit, shaved parmesan or even a goat cheese would be delicious.
  • Add in a protein: add some sliced chicken, steak, bacon or even salmon
big white bowl filled with a salad with sliced apples, spinach, dried cranberries, pecans and feta cheese crumbles
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Spinach Apple Salad

Spinach Apple Salad is an easy salad tossed with just 6 delicious salad ingredients and a simple homemade salad dressing.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Salad, Vegetable Side Dish
Keyword: Spinach Apple Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 220kcal


  • 4 cups torn spinach and mixed greens
  • 2 small Gala apples thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans or other nut of choice
  • ¼ cup red onion thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries


  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together the apple cider vinegar, oil, salt, dijon mustard, honey and black pepper until well combined.
  • Add the apples, sliced onions and cranberries to the dressing, cover and let stand for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a serving bowl, toss together the greens, apples and dressing mixture then toss in the pecans and feta cheese crumbles. Serve immediately.


  • Nutrition facts are just an estimate
  • this can be made with just spinach, but it is delicious with the Spring mix or other mixed greens


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2898IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg
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