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Spinach Apple Walnut Salad With Orange Vinaigrette Dressing

An easy salad made with crisp red apples, dried cranberries, walnuts and feta cheese. Quick to make, gluten free and healthy too. 
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Prep Time : 10 mins
Total Time : 10 mins
Course : Sides
Servings : 4 servings
Calories : 370 : kcal
Author : Harriet

INGREDIENTS

For The Salad

  • 280 grams red apples
  • Juice of half a medium sized lemon
  • 200 grams fresh baby spinach washed and dried
  • 50 grams dried cranberries
  • 1 stalk celery thinly sliced
  • 90 grams red onion thinly sliced
  • 60 grams walnuts
  • 30 grams feta cheese crumbled, (¼ cup)

For The Dressing

  • ½ cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder or to taste
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Salad Dressing (Makes about ¾ cup)

  • Combine all the salad dressing ingredients into a screw top jar, shake well.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
    Note: If the oranges are sour you can add extra honey to the dressing. If the oranges are sweet you might like to use less or no honey at all.

Preparing The Salad Ingredients

  • Core and thinly slice the apples place them into a bowl and toss until well coated in the lemon juice. This will help to stop the apples from going brown too quickly.
  • Start by placing a layer of spinach (just over half) into the bottom of a large salad bowl.
  • Then start building the salad by alternating and layering all the salad ingredients including the apples, until all used up.
  • Dress the salad just before serving or, transfer the dressing to a small jug for individuals to pour over their own salad.

Notes

Note: 1 The serving size for this salad is very generous, you might want to cut the recipe in half you are serving it with several other side dishes.
Note:2 This salad can be prepared ahead of time up to step 3, stored in the fridge for several hours before serving, provided the apples have been coated in lemon juice. Dress the salad just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Apple Walnut Salad With Orange Vinaigrette Dressing
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
370
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
25
g
38
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Cholesterol
 
7
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
420
mg
18
%
Potassium
 
524
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
35
g
12
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
25
g
28
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
4820
IU
96
%
Vitamin C
 
34
mg
41
%
Calcium
 
114
mg
11
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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