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Apple Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Creating a healthy salad plate with apple, dried cranberry, walnut, spinach, and a poppy seed dressing is a delightful and nutritious choice. Here's how you can make this salad:


For the Salad:

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

  • 1 apple (such as Honeycrisp), thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

For the Poppy Seed Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Prepare the Poppy Seed Dressing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey (or maple syrup), Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Set the dressing aside.

2. Assemble the Salad:

  • On a wooden plate or background, arrange a bed of fresh baby spinach leaves.

  • Place the thinly sliced apple on top of the spinach.

  • Sprinkle the dried cranberries and chopped walnuts over the salad.

3. Drizzle with Poppy Seed Dressing:

  • Just before serving, drizzle the poppy seed dressing over the salad. You can use as much or as little dressing as you prefer. Toss the salad gently to distribute the dressing evenly.

4. Serve:

  • Serve your healthy salad on a wooden plate and enjoy this delightful combination of flavors and textures.

This salad provides a refreshing and balanced mix of greens, fruit, nuts, and a tasty poppy seed dressing. It's a wonderful addition to any meal and perfect for a light and healthy lunch or dinner.


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