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Apple Mint Spinach Salad

It's a toss-up which ingredient tickles the taste buds most in this attractive apple mint salad. The mix of refreshing ingredients blend perfectly. —Louise Barnum, Edwardsburg, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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  • bahah
    Nov 8, 2015

    5 stars! Use olive oil.

  • dbushey
    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.