🥗 Apple, Pecan & Feta Salad Recipe 🍏

The combination of the sweetness of apples, the crunch of nuts, and the tangy creaminess of feta cheese creates a tasty and refreshing salad known as apple, pecan, and feta. This salad is great as a side dish for supper or as a light lunch. It’s simple to prepare and bursting with mouthwatering flavors and textures. 🥗🍏

Ingredients

  • 6 cups mixed salad greens (such as spinach, arugula, and romaine)
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced (Granny Smith or Honeycrisp work well)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Salad Ingredients:
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, thinly sliced apple, toasted pecans, crumbled feta cheese, dried cranberries, and thinly sliced red onion.
  1. Make the Dressing:
  • In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  1. Toss the Salad:
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine, ensuring all ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve immediately, and enjoy this refreshing and flavorful Apple, Pecan & Feta Salad!

Tips for Best Results

  • Toast the Pecans: Toasting the pecans enhances their flavor and adds extra crunch to the salad. To toast pecans, place them in a dry skillet over medium heat and stir frequently until they are fragrant and lightly browned.
  • Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh, crisp salad greens and apples for the best texture and flavor.
  • Make Ahead: You can prepare the salad ingredients and dressing ahead of time. Store the salad ingredients in the refrigerator and add the dressing just before serving to keep the greens fresh and crisp.

The tastes of apple, pecan, and feta salad are delightfully sweet, crunchy, and acidic. This is a really adaptable salad that tastes great either with a range of main courses or eaten as a light meal on its own. Savor this salad’s vivid tastes and pleasing textures! 🥗🍏