Autumn Apple Salad

November 02, 2022

Autumn Apple Salad

Author: Allie, Hamama Success Manager

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Cook Time:  N/A

Makes:  2-4 servings

 This salad is sweet & savory and full of your favorite Autumn flavors! The greens are the perfect base as they maintain their hearty texture with the rest of the ingredients. The balance of sweet and savory flavors and the creamy & crunchy textures make every bite of this salad totally unique and surprising. Perfect for a side salad to share or on its own with your protein of choice! 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups kale, shredded
  • 1.5 cups fresh spinach
  • ½ cup fresh arugula (optional for a peppery bite)
  • Handful of microgreens, any variety, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Red onion, sliced very thinly, to taste
  • ½ crisp apple (such as honeycrisp or granny smith), julienned
  • 1 tbsp dried sour cherries or craisins, halved
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ⅓ cup mixed nuts, toasted (I toasted raw pecans and raw pumpkin seeds in a pan with a dash of olive oil and sea salt until slightly golden and fragrant)
  • 2 tbsp prepared crispy bacon, crumbled (optional)
  • Maple Vinaigrette (recipe below, or try Trader Joe’s version!)

 

Maple Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the vinaigrette: Whisk together the maple syrup, mustard and apple cider vinegar in a large bowl. Whisk in the olive oil in a slow, steady stream until the vinaigrette emulsifies and thickens. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the greens: Place the shredded kale in a large salad bowl and add about a tsp of olive oil. Massage the kale thoroughly with clean hands. Top with your fresh spinach, arugula, microgreens and cilantro.
  3. Top the greens with red onion, apple, cherries, feta cheese, toasted nuts and crumbled bacon.
  4. Drizzle the maple vinaigrette over the top, toss and enjoy immediately!

Make this recipe today!

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