Spinach apple salad with honey dressing
It’s been a mild winter here in Ohio, but I’m still finding myself a little stir-crazy for Springtime. This salad gives me a bit of a taste of spring–with both kicks of fruit (both fresh and dried) along with a light vinaigrette.
Kid reaction: My teen liked the fruit/spinach combo but asked for it sans onions next time. The two youngest still aren’t convinced about vinaigrettes–to them salad dressing equals something creamy. I’m working on that.
Prep time: 10 minutes
12-ounce bag baby spinach (romaine works well too)
1 apple (Gala, Empire, Pink Lady), cut into thin slices
4 thin slices of red onion
½ cup roasted sunflower seeds
¼ cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup water
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
Salt and pepper to taste
- Whisk together all of the vinaigrette ingredients.
- Pour the vinaigrette over the spinach and toss along with the apples, red onion, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries.
- Serve right away.