Apple Pecan Feta Spinach Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette
3small gala apples or 2 medium, cored and thinly sliced
4ozfeta cheese, crumbled (don't use the pre-crumbled stuff)
12ozbacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
1/2small red onion, sliced into thin strips (optional
1/4cupapple cider vinegar
2Tbsppure maple syrup
1/4tspfreshly ground black pepper
If using red onion, place slices in a colander and run under warm water for about 10 seconds, tossing once, to remove harsh bite. Drain well.
In a large salad bowl toss together spinach, apples, pecans, feta, cranberries and optional bacon and red onion. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad and toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately after adding dressing.
For the dressing:
Add all ingredients to a medium mason jar. Cover with lid and shake to blend well (or alternately just blend well in a bowl with a whisk).