Lynn's Spinach & Apple Salad Recipe
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Lynn's Spinach & Apple Salad Recipe

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This elegant salad is perfect beside a centerpiece turkey or lamb. With the crunch of walnuts, sweetness of cinnamon and fresh-picked goodness of apples, it will become a holiday staple.—Lynn Silva, San Diego, CA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 107 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, apple, onion, blue cheese and walnuts. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Lynn's Spinach & Apple Salad in Country Woman December/January 2010, p39

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