Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Quick, simple, and easy to prepare. This is a great dish to bring to a potluck or cookout. It vanishes every time! I recommend tossing the dressing and ingredients with the lettuce and spinach right before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk dressing ingredients.
  2. Mix lettuce and spinach in large bowl and combine with dressing.
  3. Toss with apples, cheese and cashews.
Most Helpful

First salad I have given 5 stars! I really enjoyed this combination, and the dressing was very complimentary. Typically I end up not even useing the dressing given in a recipe with a salad. I usually hate "oily vinegrettes" but this one was lovely! Sweet with a nice tang. Since there are only two of us I simply used a bag of mixed feild greens and divided up the ingredients into two salad bowls (eyeballing the ammounts) and served the dressing on the side (halved the recipe). All I had on hand were raw cachews so I toasted them a little and all was well. I would make this again!

Nikoma April 17, 2010

I really loved this. I have never had a salad quite like this, and I must tell you that this is the first time that I have enjoyed dressing on my salad. I have been eating salads since i was a kid, and I have never used dressing. I was daring and decided to use this dressing, and I must tell you that I loved it!! I used the raw onion (which I probably shouldnt have done with my stomach!! lol) but it was so little that i didnt think it would hurt too much. The dressing was very sweet and delightful along with the spinach and the cheese and cashews. The apples were such a wonderful addition to this recipe. I recommend this recipe to anyone who thinks they dont like dressing or salads... this is definitely a mind changer hehe Ive never thought about putting apples on a salad... what a wonderful thing! :-) I used cheddar cheese because Im not a huge fan of swiss. I also used a mixture of fresh greens, and loads of fresh baby spinach (I love spinach!!!) I cut the recipe down a lot, because 12 servings is just way too much for 2 lol Thanks for this recipe! I cant wait to make this again!

love4culinary October 24, 2003

I used a mixture of spinach and spring mix, granny smith apple, and gouda cheese and made a third of the recipe. It was a very lovely salad and we enjoyed the change of pace. I must not have tossed the salad well enough as I encountered pockets of sugar which was detracting. I would probably enjoy it more with less sugar in the dressing. I omitted the onion in the dressing because I didn't feel like worrying about a teaspoon of onion, but I bet it adds to the dressing. Thanks for sharing. Made for Best of 2013 tag.

GibbyLou February 23, 2014