Spinach and Apple Salad w/ Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 249.1
  • Total Fat: 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.2 mg
  • Sodium: 386.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 10.7 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1/4 cup Slivered Almonds
    2 slices applewood smoked bacon
    6 ozs or 2 servings fresh spinach
    1 med red delicious apple (cubed with skin)
    1/4 cup red or purple onion (sliced thinly)
    1/2 cup of craisins (dried cranberries)
    1/2 cup swiss cheese (finely grated)
    1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)

    2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    2 tsp dijon mustard
    1 tbsp light miracle whip dressing
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1 dash salt


1. Spread slivered almonds on a cooking sheet and broil in oven a few minutes until lightly brown and set aside.
2. Microwave bacon for approx 3 minutes until crisp and set aside.
3. Combine spinach, apple, onion, half the craisins, a half the swiss cheese in a large bowl and toss till mixed.
4. Sprinkle almonds, bacon, rest of craisins, rest of swiss cheese, and parmesan cheese on top of salad.

To make creamy balsamic vinaigrette:

Whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, miracle whip, pepper, and salt in a separate small bowl until well mixed.

Makes 4 2-cup servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TREYROB.

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