This spinach feta salad with apple and honey mustard dressing is the perfect summer salad. This spinach salad is delicious as a quick lunch or as a side at a BBQ.
What I love about this healthy salad is that it is super quick and easy to make. In less than 10 minutes, you have a fantastic meal that you can take with you to work or school.
If you want to take this salad to a picnic or bbq, I recommend putting the dressing in a separate container and drizzling it over the salad just before serving.
Spinach - spinach might not be the first thing you think about when you crave a salad, but this leafy vegetable is an amazing base for a salad. The strong flavor pairs well with the sweetness of the apple and the honey.
Apple - I recommend using a sweet apple like elstar or honey crisp for this salad.
Red onion is optional, but it takes your salad to the next level. Because the onions can be a bit overwhelming, you should cut them into thin slices or use pickled red onions instead.
Honey mustard dressing - honey mustard dressing gives the salade a subtle sweet flavor. You can use a store-bought dressing but making your own tastes so much better.
If you don't like honey, you could substitute this dressing for a balsamic reduction. This dressing gives a sweet, tangy flavor to the salad that goes perfectly with the sweetness of the apples.
Feta cheese - feta is a Greek cheese made with sheep's milk. For me, the tangy flavor is the perfect addition to any salad, especially when adding fruit.
Don't love feta as much as I do? No problem! Just use homemade cottage cheese or a soft goat's cheese.
You can find the complete ingredient list and instructions on the recipe card below!
How to make a spinach salad
Core the apples and cut the onions and the apples into thin slices. Wash and dry the spinach and add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
- A large mixing bowl.
- You will need a sharp knife and a cutting board to clean the apple and slice the onions.
- A bowl to make the dressing.
- Cute plates to serve the salad.
This spinach salad will keep in the fridge for two days. I do recommend adding the dressing when you are ready to serve.
To keep the apples from discoloring, you can toss them into some lemon juice.
The honey mustard dressing will keep for about a week in the fridge.
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For the salad
- 3 ¼ cups (100 gram) spinach
- ½ red onion
- 1 apple
- ¼ cup feta cheese
For the honey mustard dressing
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mstard
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Remove the core and thinly slice the apple and red onion.
- Divide the spinach, red onion, and apple slices between the plates and crumble the feta over the salads.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and you are done!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 526mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g