This Sweet Mixed Winter Salad recipe is a mix of spring greens, baby spinach topped with sliced apples, red onion, dried cherries, pecans or walnuts and gorgonzola or blue cheese. It’s not only a party for your taste buds, but visually stunning as well!

Sweet Mixed Winter Salad


For the dressing:

For the salad:

  • 1 cup pecan halves or walnuts
  • 1 (5oz.) package baby spinach
  • 1 (5oz.) package spring mix
  • 1 large honey crisp apple, cored and sliced thin
  • ½ small red onion sliced thin
  • 4 oz. crumbled gorgonzola
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • Minced fresh parsley, for serving
  • Freshly ground black pepper, for serving


  • In a glass jar, add Dijon, salt, pepper, maple syrup, cider vinegar and olive oil. Secure the lid, shake well before serving.
  • Next, toss the spring greens with the spinach. Top with sliced apple, red onion, crumbles of the gorgonzola, cherries, and nuts. Drizzle as little or as much as you prefer of the cider Dijon dressing over top. Sprinkle with a little chopped fresh parsley and fresh ground pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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