Spinach, Apple & Pecan Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


16 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
One day, company was on the way, and I forgot to buy salad fixings. Scavenging the fridge for ingredients, I pulled these together and invented a salad superstar. —Kelly Walsh, Aviston, Illinois
Spinach, Apple & Pecan Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup glazed pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; stir in bacon if desired.
  2. For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk vinegar, sugar, mustard and pepper until blended. Gradually whisk in oil. Pour over salad; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 109 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.