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Warm Apple & Pistachio Spinach Salad

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 278 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • joanwidrick
    Nov 15, 2017

    Wonderful blend of healthy flavor! As Kmiecik said, "an unusual salad". I followed the recipe directions; my husband and I enjoyed every bite.

  • joanwidrick
    Nov 15, 2017

    Wonderful! Yes, as Kmiecik said, an unusual recipe. I followed the recipe; my husband and I enjoyed every bite.