Monday, November 15, 2010

Spinach and Green Apple Salad.....The Kids Cook Monday!

Spinach and Green Apple Salad

This Monday, I have a simple but very good for you salad.  Baby spinach, green apples, walnuts, blue cheese with an apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard dressing.  We really liked the sweet, tart and crunchy apples in this salad.  This would be a nice salad for your Thanksgiving table or your dinner table.

Spinach and Green Apple Salad
Recipe by Ellie Krieger, Food Network (slightly adapted)


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground pepper
5 ounces baby spinach leaves (about 5 cups lightly packed)
1 Granny Smith apple
1/3 cup walnut pieces, toasted in a dry skillet over a medium-high flame until fragrant, about 2 minutes
Blue Cheese (optional)


In a small bowl whisk together the oil, vinegar and mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Toss the spinach with the dressing until evenly coated then divide the spinach among 4 serving plates.

Core the apple and slice it into matchsticks. Sprinkle a quarter of the apple pieces on top of each salad.

Follow with the walnut pieces. If desired, crumble blue cheese on top of salad.  Serve immediately. 

For more information on getting your kids to help you prepare meals in the kitchen and eating together as a family, go to The Kids Cook Monday website. 

My daughter, Mariah, whisked the dressing.......

and cut up the apple.........

and tossed the salad with the dressing.

 Place on individual plates and top with apples, walnuts and blue cheese.


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  Here are some other wonderful salads with fruit in them.  Perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime......


bellini valli said...

Your girls definitely have the cooking gene from mom.

Dinetonite said...

this looks absolutely incredible, wow!

Joey said...

So wonderful that you care so much about your girls eating healthy and cooking with you! I work for the Kids Cook Monday, and we are so excited by your blog! We often feature blogger recipes on our website, is this something you would be interested in? I would love to hear back from you! You can email me at

Keep making Mondays about cooking with your kids!

elpi said...

Such a brave thing to do girl!!! just like with your mom!

Aggie said...

that looks really good Jamie. I love spinach salads...and of course the blue cheese! :)

Are the girls enjoying themselves in the kitchen? I love that they are cooking!!

Jamie said...

Jamie, Jamie, Jamie it's been too long! This post made me smile what with you cooking with the daughters. Lovely. And the salad is so perfect, wonderful flavors and actually pretty autumny! xo

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