Our apple pecan feta salad is a great way to get your greens in while enjoying the more comforting flavors of fall and winter. The crisp sweetness of the apples pairs well with the crunchiness of the pecans and the tang of the feta for a dish you’ll love to serve in the colder months and throughout the year.
Add a Fresh Element to Your Winter Celebrations With Apple Pecan Feta Salad
The freshness of the apples and the crisp lettuce of this apple pecan feta salad will add an element of warmer days to any table, even if there are several feet of snow on the ground. Another benefit of this dish is that you can easily swap out ingredients. For example, if apples are unavailable, you can swap them for pears. Or, if you aren’t the biggest fan of feta, you can exchange it for blue cheese crumbles.
Ingredients in Our Apple Pecan Feta Salad
With this recipe, you can buy a vinaigrette or make your own. To make the vinaigrette, you will need the following:
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup olive oil
For the salad, you will use the following:
- 10 ounces of baby spinach
- 3 gala apples or 3 apples of your choosing, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 cup of toasted pecans
- 4 ounces of crumbled feta cheese
- ½ cup of dried cranberries
How to Assemble Your Salad
Once you collect the ingredients, assembling the salad is quick and easy:
- Toss the spinach, apples, pecans, feta and cranberries in a large bowl.
- Combine all the dressing ingredients in a smaller bowl and blend them until they are smooth.
- Drizzle your desired amount of dressing over the salad and toss it to coat. Serve your dish immediately after assembly.
If you want to elevate this salad, add 12 ounces of bacon crumbles and ½ of a red onion to the lettuce base. To remove the harsh bite from the red onion, run it under warm water for 10 seconds and toss it once before draining and placing it over the lettuce.
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