WannaBe Chef

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Best salad ever October 26, 2011

Filed under: Salad — WannaBe Chef @ 10:05 am

Mmmmm, this salad was soooo good!  The picture is terrible, but trust me, this is a must-make.  The combination of sweet/salty, soft/crunchy, and warm/cold was just amazing.  I also recommend making lots of the buttered almonds.  They were the best part 🙂

Harvest Apple and Spinach Salad

Modified from Annie’s Eats  <—–Click here if you want an actual recipe.  I just threw our salads together and made a quick balsamic vinaigrette instead of the dressing Annie made.  I’m sure you could find any number of recipes for balsamic vinaigrette, but I just made some with balsamic vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, extra-virgin olive oil and sesame seeds.  I also added some chicken to make a heartier salad.

Salad Ingredients:

  • Spinach
  • Romaine lettuce (I like the added crunch.)
  • Feta cheese
  • Honeycrisp apple, chopped
  • Slivered almonds + butter + sugar
  • Chicken breast, diced and sauteed with seasonings
  • Balsamic vinaigrette


  1. Combine the almonds with about 1 Tbsp of butter in a small skillet.  Cook until golden brown, stirring frequently.  Add some sugar, a couple teaspoons, and stir to combine.  I also added a pinch of salt.  Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Saute the chicken in the same pan with some olive oil and desired seasonings.  I used salt, pepper, garlic powder, and grill seasoning.
  3. Assemble salads, top with balsamic vinaigrette or desired dressing.

One Response to “Best salad ever”

  1. Terri Says:

    That looks good, except for that feta cheese (you know how I feel about feta).

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