Simple Spinach & Pecan Salad


Spinach, apples, red onion & pecans in a sweet-tart dressing make this salad simply irresistible.

In honor of National Pecan Day and National Spinach Day (March 25th and 26th), we’ve found a recipe that shows just why they deserve their own holiday!

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or sugar substitute
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 golden delicious apple, halved, cored, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup red onion, cut in thin strips
  • 3⁄4 lb fresh spinach, washed, stems removed, leaves torn
  • 1⁄2 cup toasted pecans
  • 1 Avocado, diced

  1. In serving bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper until thick.
  2. Add apple and onion.
  3. Toss until apples and onions are covered with dressing.
  4. Place spinach on top, then pecans.
  5. Just before serving, toss.
  6. Add chicken, salmon, shrimp, or crumbled feta to make a complete meal.


This recipe offers up a load of nutrition, so go ahead, eat up!


Recipe adapted from:

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