Spinach-Apple Salad with Maple-Cider Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese

Recipe from Southern Living. Photo by Beau Gustafson & Sissy Lamberton. Adapted for Intervale Food Hub members.



For Maple-Cider Vinaigrette

  •  1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup olive oil

For Salad

  • Fresh spinach, thoroughly washed
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • crumbled goat cheese to top
  • Optional - pecans or almonds for crunch



  1. Prepare Vinaigrette: Whisk together cider vinegar and next 4 ingredients. Gradually whisk in oil until well blended.
  2. Prepare Salad: Combine spinach and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Drizzle with desired amount of Maple-Cider Vinaigrette; toss to coat. Sprinkle with pecans. Serve salad with any remaining vinaigrette.