Recipes and Cooking Spinach Salad with Apple Vinaigrette 4.6 (5) 1 Reviews A homemade apple vinaigrette takes this spinach salad to new fresh flavor heights, while toasted hazelnuts add satisfying crunch. Add grilled chicken or salmon to make this easy salad recipe a meal. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 31, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 7 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 apples ⅔ cup extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup cider vinegar 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon snipped fresh sage ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 6 ounce baby spinach or mixed baby greens ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped ¼ of a celery root, peeled, and very thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup) Directions Core and chop one of the apples. In a large skillet cook chopped apple in 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Transfer to a blender. Add vinegar, maple syrup, sage, kosher salt, and ground black pepper. Cover and blend until smooth. With the blender running, slowly add the remaining olive oil, blending until emulsified (smooth and thickened). Core and slice remaining apple. In a large bowl combine the spinach, sliced apple, hazelnuts, and celery root. Add vinaigrette; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 331 Calories 30g Fat 15g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 331 % Daily Value * Total Fat 30g 38% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Sodium 43mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Total Sugars 9g Protein 3g Vitamin C 13.2mg 66% Calcium 54.6mg 4% Iron 1.7mg 9% Potassium 209.6mg 4% Folate, total 67.8mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.