I've Got the Spinach Apple Blues Salad

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Sharon123

I recently went on the 2010 Legendary Bluescruise to Curacao, Aruba and Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. What a blues education I got! So feeling kind of whimsical and bluesy, I am dedicating this salad to the blues! I have halved the original recipe. Adapted from the Inn at Cedar Crossing in Door County, Wisconsin, via CDKithchens.

Top Review by mersaydees

Delicious! Even picky DH liked it a lot! This makes more than 2 servings however; I'm thinking it makes at least 4-6 servings. Thanks, Sharon123! Made in tribute of Sharon's DH.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare vinaigrette:.
  2. In large bowl, mix chopped walnuts with cider vinegar, apple cider, honey and mustard.
  3. In separate bowl, mix oils. While mixing, slowly drizzle oil into walnut mixture to emulsify. Before serving, warm over a very low heat, making sure not to boil.
  4. Makes 1 pint.
  5. To prepare salad, place spinach leaves in serving bowl and top with cheese and the toasted walnuts. Place apples around outside, drizzle with warm walnut vinaigrette and serve.
  6. Note: To toast, sprinkle nuts in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

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