This delicious winter spinach salad is full of flavor. Packed with fruit, cheese, and nuts, it is the perfect side to all of your favorite dishes.
I got off pretty easy this year in the Thanksgiving food preparation department. The only thing I was asked to bring was a salad. Since a Thanksgiving plate can be a little lacking in color – turkey, gravy, potatoes, dressing, rolls – all pretty colorless food the salad needs to provide the color on the plate. And because the salad is competing with so many other delicious options, it has to be full of flavor! This winter spinach salad was the perfect choice.
A nice green spinach salad with sugared pecans, crispy green apples, red grapes, Gorgonzola cheese and some dried cherries and you have a pretty and yummy combination. Not only does this salad provide some pretty color for the dinner plate but it adds some wonderful texture and flavor!
So if you need a last minute salad addition to your Thanksgiving menu give this one a try and if you don’t, this salad is perfect anytime even if it’s not winter! Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
Winter Spinach Salad Recipe
Winter Spinach Salad
- 1 bunch baby spinach
- 1/2 C dried cherries or craisins
- 3 green onions sliced
- 1 green apple cored and thinly sliced
- 1/2 C seedless red grapes cut in half
- 1/4 C sugared pecans
- 1/2 C crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
- 1/2 C olive oil
- 1/4 C cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp shallots minced
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Combine spinach, cherries, green onions, apple slices, grapes and pecans
- Add dressing and toss
- Garnish with Gorgonzola cheese
- Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake until evenly combined