INGREDIENTS

  • 5 ounces fresh spinach
  • 4 large Gala apples
  • 2 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted (see directions below)
  • ½ cup golden raisins

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon finely chopped garlic

DIRECTIONS:

Wash and Dry fresh spinach. Tear into small pieces. Core and chop apples into bite sized pieces. Do not peel. Mix together spinach, apples, cheese, almonds and raisins. In a small bowl, stir together dressing ingredients and pour over salad mixture.Toss and serve.

To toast almonds: Spread almonds evenly into a small saute pan, over medium-high heat for about 30 seconds, stir. Continue to heat almonds for an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring often for even browning. Remove from heat when almonds are fragrant and turning golden brown around the edges. Immediately pour almonds into a dish to cool.

Yield: 10, 1 cup servings
Nutritional Analysis: 
150 calories
6 g fat
1.5 g saturated fat
5 mg cholesterol
50 mg sodium
22 g carbohydrate
3 g fiber
17 g sugar
3 g protein

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