Apple Spinach Salad with Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette

Apple Spinach Salad with Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This light and quick homemade dressing recipe is perfect for drizzling over most any tossed salad, and it works great on this apple spinach salad.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white or regular balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Salad
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 medium green-skinned apple (such as Granny Smith), cored and sliced
  • ¼ cup thin wedges red onion
  • 2 tablespoons snipped dried tart red cherries
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese or blue cheese (optional)

Preparation

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  1. To prepare vinaigrette: In a screw-top jar, combine oil, vinegar, thyme, mustard and salt. Cover; shake well to mix.
  2. To prepare salad: In a large bowl, toss together spinach, apple, onion, and dried cherries. Drizzle with ¼ cup of the vinaigrette (reserve the rest for another use). Toss gently to coat. If desired, top individual servings with cheese.
  • Tips: To make ahead, prepare the vinaigrette as directed. Cover and chill for up to 1 week.
  • You can substitute ½ teaspoon dried thyme (crushed) for 2 teaspoons fresh.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 97 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 62 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 2,958 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 38 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 96 mg sodium; 248 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (59% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, ½ fruit, 1 fat

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