The tangy-sweet dressing in this spinach salad beautifully amplifies the apples and cranberries--and the creamy goat cheese transforms it into the perfect salad. Tasters raved about this easy fall salad. If you can't find Pink Lady apples, any sweet, crisp apple is a worthy substitute. Want to make this salad a main meal? Top with some rotisserie chicken, chickpeas or tofu.

Pam Lolley
Source:, October 2019


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together vinegar, mustard, syrup, shallot, salt and pepper in a small bowl; slowly whisk in olive oil until completely blended.

  • Toss together spinach, apples, dried cranberries, half of the pecans and dressing in a large bowl. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with goat cheese and remaining pecans. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 22g 7% DV; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 16g; fat 13g 20% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; calcium 74mg 7% DV; potassium 129mg 4% DV; sodium 210mg 8% DV; added sugar 9g.

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Rating: 5 stars
This salad is delicious -- the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors and the goat cheese makes it wonderfully creamy. I made it twice this weekend -- once as written for a dinner party (it was a hit) and then a second time with the addition of chickpeas and hard-boiled eggs to make it a dinner salad. Read More