Apple, Pecan, Cranberry, and Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing Recipe -
Apple, Pecan, Cranberry, and Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing Recipe
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Apple, Pecan, Cranberry, and Avocado Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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"I like using Cripp, Braeburn, or Gala apples in this yummy salad!"

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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place spinach, cranberries, pecans, apple, onion, carrot, and avocado into a bowl. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette, and toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 24, 2011

Wonderful salad! I love the combination of flavors and vibrant colors! I didn't have salted pecans on hand so I used toasted walnuts instead. I sliced a Granny Smith apple nice and thin and instead of an avacado I added some feta cheese. Definitely a nice balance of sweet and salty. I used "Honey Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette" from this site. Very good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 04, 2010

The ingredients in the salad was very appetizing but the dressing was not to our liking. We ended up using a different dressing and we love balsamic vinegar, hmmmmm.

Jun 16, 2008

Instead of the classic balsamic vinegar, I did that one: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 tsp tarragon 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 cup olive oil salt & pepper to taste

Dec 21, 2007

Hi fellow cooks! When making this recipe, I ALWAYS use Trader Joe's Baby Spinach, Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, Dried Cranberries, Roasted & Salted Pecans, and their super fresh veggies. Hope you enjoy!

Oct 12, 2007

An AMAZING SALAD!!!!! I added light feta cheese as well and didn't add the carrot... so yummy! I loved it so much i ate the same salad for the next 2 days.

Nov 17, 2010

Yum! Simple and tasty as a side or light meal. I make my own balsamic maple dressing: 1/4 balsamic, 1/4 maple syrup, 1/2 good olive oil and a bit of pepper. We also recently discovered unsulphered dried cranberries - they are dark and chewy and loaded with flavour. A big plus if you can find them.

Sep 11, 2008

I'm kind of a salad freak and I loved this salad. I used a papaya poppyseed dressing on it since that's what I had on hand and it worked great. My only problem with it (and it was my fault) was that I didn't really measure out how much onion I put in so it kind of overpowered the taste. I'll put much less onion in next time and I'm sure it'll be perfect

May 18, 2008

Served to a crowd with great success. Every guest commented on uniqueness and deliciousness of this VERY simple salad!


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  • Calories
  • 251 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 7.3 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 241 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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