Apple Mint Spinach Salad Recipe
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Apple Mint Spinach Salad Recipe

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It's a toss-up which ingredient tickles the taste buds most in this attractive salad. The mix of refreshing mint, lemon, fruit and greens blends perfectly.—Louise Barnum, Edwardsburg, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint or 1/2 teaspoon dried mint flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 2 medium apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 169 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, lemon juice, green onion, sugar, mint, salt and pepper; shake well. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, apples and cucumber. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sunflower kernels. Yield: 6 servings
Originally published as Apple Spinach Salad in Country Woman September/October 2001, p39

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bahah User ID: 8608794 236947
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"5 stars! Use olive oil."

dbushey User ID: 4741181 81374
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"A M A Z I N G!!!!

I made substitutions but not too much to change the tastes. Soooo good.
Subs: Olive oil for vegetable oil, Stevia for sugar, Pear for apple, added Kale and Green leaf lettuce to the spinach. I can't wait to have it again. thanks for sharing."

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