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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.


4 Responses to “Need. Vegetables. Now.”

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

    Posted by SteamyKitchen | December 15, 2007, 2:35 am
  2. Ooh… that looks so delicious! I’m also getting a little overloaded on sugar.

    Posted by redactedrecipes | December 15, 2007, 2:07 pm
  3. Yum! I’ve been craving veggies lately too — this looks like the perfect antidote. :-)

    Posted by Katy | December 15, 2007, 7:08 pm
  4. 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!

    Posted by Gretchen Noelle | December 17, 2007, 8:37 am

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