Quick and easy spinach salad recipe with apples, pumpkin seeds, and a simple flavor-filled apple vinaigrette dressing to go with it.
I love finding quick, easy, healthy side dishes because sometimes I get a roast in the slow cooker or some chicken legs in the oven and then I get tired of thinking about dinner. Apple Spinach Salad is one of those quick, healthy, easy recipes that you can pretty much keep everything on hand for because it doesn’t have a whole lot of ingredients and it always tastes great. It’s a really simple recipe to swap out what you love or have on hand too. No pepitas? Great, use sunflower seeds or cashews. No fresh apples? Great, try seasonal peaches or strawberries. It’s so flexible and always delicious.
The start of a really simple salad, in my opinion, is a great salad dressing to go with it. You are going to love this apple vinaigrette! I tried a few different things to get an apple flavor into it and in the end, using apple juice concentrate made the best dressing with the most flavor. It’s just sweet enough (without being a sweet dressing really) and it’s packed with apple flavor. Add in some basic seasoning, apple cider vinegar, and a good quality olive oil and you have yourself one really easy but very impressive dressing.
Add this easy salad to your meal plan this week because you can’t beat fresh apples this time of year!