I'm really not a salad person, but this unusual salad is actually worthy of bringing to a dinner party or even eating by itself. Plus, it's super quick and easy to make. —Justine Kmiecik, Dupont, Washington
Featured In: 52 Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes
VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups chopped crisp apples, unpeeled (about 2 medium apples)
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
- 1 cup shelled roasted pistachios
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 package (5 ounces) fresh baby spinach
- 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Coarsely ground pepper
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add apples and ginger; cook and stir until apples soften and begin to caramelize, 3-5 minutes. Stir in pistachios and Dijon mustard. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour two-thirds of apple mixture over spinach. Add spoonfuls of ricotta cheese; top with remaining apple mixture. Drizzle with honey. Add fresh pepper to taste. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Warm Apple & Pistachio Spinach Salad in Modern Comfort 2017
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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2017
"Wonderful! Yes, as Kmiecik said, an unusual recipe. I followed the recipe; my husband and I enjoyed every bite."