Apple, Red Onion, Candied Walnuts + Goat Cheese Salad

Serves: 4


Salad Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt and ground pepper

Other Ingredients:

  • 4-5 cups of spinach or mixed greens
  • 1 red apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 3-4 oz goat cheese, cut into small bite-size pieces
  • 1 tbs maple syrup


Salad Dressing:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until well mixed.

Candied Walnuts:

  1. Toast the walnuts in a dry saucepan for 5-6 minutes on low-medium heat, until fragrant.
  2. Remove from the heat and toss with maple syrup.


  1. Toss the spinach or lettuce with the dressing and divide evenly onto plates.
  2. Add apple slices, red onions, walnuts, and goat cheese.

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