With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Spinach Waldorf Salad

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Spinach Waldorf Salad

 At a recent dinner party with friends, our hostess served a salad that I loved.
It is easily adaptable to whatever you may have on hand.
She found the recipe on the bag of spinach!
Spinach Waldorf Salad

Layer in bowl or on individual plates:
1 (5-oz.) package Baby Spinach
1/2 cup diced celery
2 large Granny Smith (or Gala) apples, cored and thinly sliced
1 cup grapes, halved (can substitute dried cranberries)
1/2 cup candied walnuts (I have used pistachios and honey roasted peanuts)

optional: 4 ounces extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese, shaved  (I have used feta and also a goat's milk cheese I picked up while visiting Peddler's Village recently)


Whisk together:
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/8 teaspoon salt

Can be topped with chicken (grilled, roasted, or leftover) for a main dish entree.
~Pears can be substituted for apples if you'd like~


Maple Lane said...

This sounds delicious. I have always loved Waldorf salad and I like the addition of the spinach here.

Snap said...

Yummy! I love spinach and I love Waldorf salad.

Bev said...

Sounds wonderful!!

Leslie said...

This salad looks wonderful! I love fruit in my salad, especially with spinach, and the dressing sound easy and good! Almost every recipe I've found on bag of food (mostly chocolate chips, etc.) have all be delicious.

NanaDiana said...

Lorraine- That sounds absolutely wonderful. I think we could use more salads in this house- xo Diana

Sue said...

Sounds wonderfully delicious, I am now book marking it to print later, thank you for sharing.

Barbara F. said...

Peddlers' Village, how I LOVE that place! This salad sounds really good. Nuts and cheese are nice to find mixed in the salad. xo

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I love, love cooking with fresh spinach. So versatile.

OurSearsKitHome said...

This looks delicious. I do like adding cheese, fruit to salads, too.
I should check out Peddlar's Village someday!

Debbie Petras said...

I can always count on your for some yummy recipes. This one looks great too.

Blessings and love,

Winnie said...

Wonderful looking salad, and I LOVE it.
I've never tried Waldorf salad with spinach. Good idea to try :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love spinach salads! This looks so delicious and I love the addition of the dried cranberries.

Donna said...

That's a great sounding recipe! Thank you!

Susan said...

Sounds divine, LDH. Just yummified. Susan

Mary Howell Cromer said...

This does look so good, and it reminds me of a salad that we enjoyed 5 years ago on the California side of Lake Tahoe, and it was served with Blue cheese dressing, which was also very tasty. I must try this version~

Debbie Huffaker said...

I used to never eat spinach, thinking I wouldn't like it and my Mom eats iceberg lettuce like they're gonna quit growing it, so I must have gotten that from her. I recently heard that iceberg lettuce lays in your tummy for up to 6 weeks 'cause it's so difficult to digest! Don't know if that's true...and how did I get so far off the topic of your waldorf salad?!?!? I'm getting old...please forgive!!! ha! ha! And, yes...Hallelujah Christmas is truly AWESOME and it just does something to our hearts...I told somebody it even makes my arms tingle!!!

Tammy said...

Oh yum! I must try this. So hard to get fresh spinach but next time I see it, I'm gonna grab some. :) Tammy


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