Sunday, April 12, 2009

Apple Spinach Salad

In our house, salads are usually pretty boring. Maybe boring isn't the right word, but they are defintely always the same old mundane salads. Romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever other veggies we have, croutons and dressing. Over and over. It gets kind of old and makes it harder to want to eat salad.

Not anymore! We had this salad at a party this past Christmas and Aaron and I both loved it. Unfortunately, it took me this long to make it at home for the first time, but it is my new favorite. I love the tart, crunchy granny smith apples, the sweet raisins, the crunchy toasted almonds (I used almonds, the recipe calls for cashews) and the sweet and tangy dressing on top of the spinach.

1 6 oz package fresh baby spinach
2 small Granny Smith Apples, chopped
1/2 c. Cashews
1/4 c. Golden Raisins
1/4 c. Sugar
1/4 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 c. Vegetable Oil (I used olive oil)
1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt
1/4 tsp. Celery Salt

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large salad bowl. Whisk together sugar and next 4 ingredients, until blended. Serve with salad.

You can chill the dressing for up to 1 day. Whisk well before serving.


onebiteatatimewithshayne said...

This looks sooo good! right up my alley!

Cara said...

this looks so good--excited to try this! It reminds me of a Panera salad I really like.

Helene said...

This looks like the perfect salad to me.

Kerstin said...

What a lovely salad! I really like all the ingredients, and I bet the apple cider vinegar adds a nice layer of flavor.

Joelen said...

I love the use of apple cider vinegar in this! Looks delicious!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious. I could eat that at any time!

Stephanie said...

If you end up coming to TN let me know! I live like 30 minutes from Chattanooga!

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