Need. Vegetables. Now.

It seems that all of this holiday baking is causing me to crave delicious fresh vegetables. As I was preparing sugar cookies, mini-mini pies and cake, I knew I needed veggies – and not the beet that was in my cake! I decided to combine a few things I had in my fridge and made a delicious salad.

Spinach & Apple Salad

Yield: Makes about 4 cups

Source: Cooking Light, October 2004


  • 1 tablespoon of fresh maracuya juice (or use orange juice)
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of thinly vertically sliced red onion
  • 3 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 of an apple, thinly sliced
  • crumbled blue cheese


  1. Combine juices, mustard, honey, salt and pepper, stirring well with a whisk. Add onion, spinach, and apple in a large bowl; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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4 Responses

  1. SteamyKitchen says:

    great idea to pair blue cheese with apples and spinach! will try this soon.xo, jaden

  2. redactedrecipes says:

    Ooh… that looks so delicious! I’m also getting a little overloaded on sugar.

  3. Katy says:

    Yum! I’ve been craving veggies lately too — this looks like the perfect antidote. 🙂

  4. Gretchen Noelle says:

    Jaden – This combination was very tasty!Ann – The amount of flour & sugar that has passed through my kitchen as of late is amazing!Katy – This was a great salad to get a good vegetable fix!

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