Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 9 ounce pkg. baby spinach
  • 1 medium Gala apple, cored and cubed
  • 1/2 cup toasted whole pecans
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

This tasty apple spinach salad is packed with sweet, salty and tangy flavors and topped with a delicious Maple Dijon Vinaigrette! It’s an easy way to get your family to eat their spinach!

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  • Yield
    8 servings
  • Prep time
  • Cook time
  • Total time
  • Cuisine
    American
  • In Category
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Level
    Easy

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the cubes of sweet potato on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and  a pinch of salt.
  3. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until tender
  4. In a small bowl or in a jar with a tight fitting lid, mix the vinaigrette ingredients. Whisk to combine.
  5. In a large salad bowl, toss together the spinach, apple, and pecans.
  6. Add the dressing, toss and top with the blue cheese crumbles.

Additional Notes:

  1. Gala, Fuji or Piñata apples work really well in this salad!
  2. To keep your apples from discoloring, give them a toss with a teaspoon or so of fresh lemon juice.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 241
  • Protein Content: 6g
  • Fat Content: 21g
  • Carbohydrate Content: 17g
  • Fiber Content: 3g
  • Sodium Content: 2807mg
  • Sugar Content: 9g