This recipe is so easy to create and so good for you.  The superfood powerhouses spinach, extra virgin olive oil and walnuts give this salad credibility, while the green apple and goat cheese really bring the flavor.  If you don’t plan to eat the salad right away or want to save half for later, mix the dressing in a separate container and store in the fridge.  The dressing will last up to a week in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

Serve alongside grilled steak, chicken, salmon or serve over quinoa or eat alone as a snack!



  • 4 c spinach
  • 1 green apple, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese
  • Black pepper to taste


  • ½ c extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ c rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp grated parmesan
  • Black pepper to taste


Place spinach in a large bowl.  In a separate, smaller bowl, combine olive oil, rice vinegar, mustard, parmesan and black pepper until ingredients are mixed well.  Pour dressing over spinach and toss until coated evenly.  Top with sliced apple, walnuts and goat cheese.


Bridget Baxter