Warm Apple & Pistachio Spinach Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 18, 2023
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. It's also super quick and easy to make. —Justine Kmiecik, Crestview, Florida
Warm Apple & Pistachio Spinach Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Place spinach on a serving platter. 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.