(39) Autumn Apple and Spinach Salad

Super easy and very flavorful! I’m not normally one for raw onion, but it was excellent in this salad. The dressing was a surprise too! It doesn’t have any oil, but it’s not needed. Just the right amount of tang. I’ll make this one again for sure!

Autumn Apple and Spinach Salad

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)
Source: Cooking Light Magazine, October 2004

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
8 cups bagged prewashed baby spinach (about 8 ounces)
1 large, firm, sweet-tart apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese

Combine first 6 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk.

Combine onion, spinach, and apple in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 60 (29% from fat), Fat: 1.9g (sat 1g,mono 0.5g,poly 0.1g), Protein: 2.7g, , Carbohydrate: 9.4g, Fiber: 2.2g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Iron: 1.3mg, Sodium: 251mg, Calcium: 76mg

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