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Spinach Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

A sweet, tangy dressing complements the crispy spinach and salty cashews in this hearty salad. Possible add-ins: cubed granny smith apples and shredded Swiss or crumbled feta cheese. If you’re really pressed for time, skip the dressing recipe and go with this yummy option.


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  • 2 bags baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups cashew halves

Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. dried mustard
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. dried onion


  1. Blend all dressing ingredients in a shaker container or canning jar and refrigerate.
  2. When ready to serve salad, combine spinach and cashews (and other add-ins if you wish) in a salad bowl and toss with dressing.