May 1, 2012

Apple Spinach Salad





This salad is one of my all time favorites. We eat it pretty regularly, especially as the weather begins to warm up and I want my kitchen to cool down. It's super versatile - we've substituted mandarin oranges and pears for the apples and added chicken to make it a meal. You can use candied nuts, raw nuts, roasted nuts, sliced almonds, or any other crunch (croutons, chow mein noodles). The main parts of it are: greens, fresh fruit, dried fruit, crunch, and my amazing Poppy Seed dressing



Ingredients:

4 cups washed, dried baby spinach leaves
4 cups washed, dried, sliced romaine lettuce
2 Gala apples, cored and very thinly sliced
1 cup Craisins
1 cup candied walnuts (click here for recipe)
Poppy Seed dressing (click here for recipe)

Directions:
Combine greens in a large bowl and mix. Add apples, Craisins, and nuts. Pour Poppy Seed dressing on everything, or leave it next to the bowl so each person can add their desired amount. Yum-O! 


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