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 oil1 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......