Jackie's Spinach and Apple Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Jackie's Spinach and Apple Salad Recipe
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Jackie's Spinach and Apple Salad

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"This is a unique and delicious spinach salad with Granny Smith apples, walnuts, and Cheddar cheese. One of our family's favorites!"

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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, apples, Cheddar cheese and walnuts. Toss lightly to blend.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, maple syrup and olive oil. Pour over the salad, and stir to coat. I like to use a bowl with a lid so I can shake the ingredients. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 22, 2011

Delicious - perfect for a quick and easy lunch! I used a combination of baby spinach leaves and romaine lettuce. I also used a combination of Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples for added color and flavor. I toasted my walnuts before tossing them into the salad and used "Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette" from this site. Overall, very good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 22, 2005

Thought this salad was rather bland and didn't much care for the dressing. I liked the idea of blending spinach with apples...next time I might try pears instead, add red onion and use a raspberry vinaigrette in place of the maple/cider vinegar/olive oil concoction.


34 Ratings

Mar 10, 2005

I am not a salad person, but I LOVE this salad! You might try serving the cheese, nuts, and apples on the side, because they all fall to the bottom of the serving bowl.

Jan 15, 2006

This was very good a nice change of pace. Since I'm low carb, I made raspberry vinaigrette to use instead of the maple syrup. The apples and spinach worked very well together. The walnuts added a nice crunch also. I think I'll use a different cheese than cheddar next time. I like goat cheese or Feta in salads.

Jul 29, 2005

I will give this 10 stars! One of the best tasting, simplest salads ever!

Nov 26, 2005

An excellent fall salad. I couldn't think of a better way to serve spinach.

Feb 05, 2005

An interesting flavor combination.. very tasty and tangy! I used Red Delicious apples and shredded cheese because it's what I had on hand. I think I may omit the cheese next time because I don't think it's necessary and just adds fat and calories. A great way to get spinach in your diet.. along with Jerry Lynne's Spinach and Strawberry Salad from this site.

Jan 20, 2006

When I do not have spinach I will use romaine which works just as well. I have added thinly sliced red onion and some crumbled bacon for a touch of saltly flavor. The dressing is so easy!


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  • Calories
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 17 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

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

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