Crunchy Apple-Spinach Salad for a Quick & Healthy Snack











Dive into a refreshing mix of crisp Granny Smith apples, tender spinach leaves, and rich cashews, all brought together with a sweet and tangy dressing. An ideal choice for those on gluten-free or vegan diets.


Step 1: Preparing Your Ingredients

Start by gathering all your fresh produce. If you're unable to find fresh spinach leaves, don’t fret; a 10-ounce package of regular fresh spinach is an easy substitute that works just as well for this salad. Ensure your Granny Smith apples are thinly sliced to get that perfect crunch. It's small steps like these that make your dish not only look but taste divine.
Pro Tip: Slice apples thinly for maximum flavor infusion.

Step 2: Mixing the Salad Base

In a large serving bowl, gently combine the sliced apples, spinach leaves, and chopped cashews. This is where the colors start to come together, creating a visual as appealing as it is tasty. Integrating these textures early on ensures each bite is as balanced as it is flavorful, setting the stage for the delightful dressing to come.
Pro Tip: Use your hands to toss for a gentle mix.

Step 3: Creating the Dressing

Whisk together sugar, apple cider vinegar, mustard, and vegetable oil until well blended. The dressing is where the magic happens—turning simple ingredients into a delightful concoction that’s both sweet and tangy. A good whisking not only combines these ingredients but also helps to slightly emulsify the dressing, ensuring a consistent coating on your salad.
Pro Tip: Whisk vigorously to fully integrate the dressing.

Step 4: Bringing It All Together

Pour the dressing over the salad, gently tossing to ensure every leaf and slice is lightly coated. The glistening dressing adorning the crisp apples and tender spinach leaves is a sight to behold, and one taste will have you convinced; sometimes, simple really is best. Serving this immediately ensures optimal freshness and crunch. Whether it's a quick snack or the start to your meal, this apple-spinach salad is sure to delight.
Pro Tip: Serve immediately for the best texture.