I like using Cripp, Braeburn, or Gala apples in this yummy salad!

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Place spinach, cranberries, pecans, apple, onion, carrot, and avocado into a bowl. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette, and toss to coat.

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Nutrition Facts

250.9 calories; 3 g protein; 26 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 241 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2011
Wonderful salad! I love the combination of flavors and vibrant colors! I didn't have salted pecans on hand so I used toasted walnuts instead. I sliced a Granny Smith apple nice and thin and instead of an avacado I added some feta cheese. Definitely a nice balance of sweet and salty. I used "Honey Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette" from this site. Very good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2010
The ingredients in the salad was very appetizing but the dressing was not to our liking. We ended up using a different dressing and we love balsamic vinegar hmmmmm. Read More
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72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2011
Wonderful salad! I love the combination of flavors and vibrant colors! I didn't have salted pecans on hand so I used toasted walnuts instead. I sliced a Granny Smith apple nice and thin and instead of an avacado I added some feta cheese. Definitely a nice balance of sweet and salty. I used "Honey Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette" from this site. Very good! Read More
(77)
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2011
Wonderful salad! I love the combination of flavors and vibrant colors! I didn't have salted pecans on hand so I used toasted walnuts instead. I sliced a Granny Smith apple nice and thin and instead of an avacado I added some feta cheese. Definitely a nice balance of sweet and salty. I used "Honey Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette" from this site. Very good! Read More
(77)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2008
Instead of the classic balsamic vinegar I did that one: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 tsp tarragon 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 cup olive oil salt & pepper to taste Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2007
Hi fellow cooks! When making this recipe I ALWAYS use Trader Joe's Baby Spinach Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing Dried Cranberries Roasted & Salted Pecans and their super fresh veggies. Hope you enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2007
An AMAZING SALAD!!!!! I added light feta cheese as well and didn't add the carrot... so yummy! I loved it so much i ate the same salad for the next 2 days. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
Yum! Simple and tasty as a side or light meal. I make my own balsamic maple dressing: 1/4 balsamic 1/4 maple syrup 1/2 good olive oil and a bit of pepper. We also recently discovered unsulphered dried cranberries - they are dark and chewy and loaded with flavour. A big plus if you can find them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2008
I'm kind of a salad freak and I loved this salad. I used a papaya poppyseed dressing on it since that's what I had on hand and it worked great. My only problem with it (and it was my fault) was that I didn't really measure out how much onion I put in so it kind of overpowered the taste. I'll put much less onion in next time and I'm sure it'll be perfect Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2008
Served to a crowd with great success. Every guest commented on uniqueness and deliciousness of this VERY simple salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
Great salad my wife and I enjoyed very much Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2010
My boyfriend's second helping of this salad was the largest portion he has gone back for in the last 6 months. And both my children enjoyed it as well. Don't make this salad unless you have the avocado because the way it glides over your tongue really compliments the rest of the textures. I feel extremely comfortable feeding this to my family thanks for sharing such a healthy springboard recipe. (Also tasty w/ slivered almonds & sunflower seeds.) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2010
The ingredients in the salad was very appetizing but the dressing was not to our liking. We ended up using a different dressing and we love balsamic vinegar hmmmmm. Read More
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