Use up Orchard Apples With This Salad

by | Oct 2023

Apple, Cheddar and Smoked Almond Salad

Photo: Belén Fleming of Belu Photography

I love the combination of apples, cheddar cheese and smoked almonds in this salad. Adding these ingredients to fresh spinach and topping it with a simple honey Dijon dressing makes a delicious fall dish. This recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare and is perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

Apple, Cheddar and Smoked Almond Salad
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 4 oz. sharp cheddar
  • 1 apple (I like Honeycrisp, but any variety will do.)
  • 1/2 cup almonds, smoked and chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

Chop the fresh spinach and place in a large salad bowl. Cut the cheddar cheese into small cubes and place on top of the spinach. Core and dice the apple and add to the salad. Add the smoked almonds. In a small jar, add the olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey and sea salt. Place a lid on the jar, and shake until combined. Pour over the salad, and toss well.

Emily Maxson is a Plymouth food blogger and author of Emily’s Fresh Kitchen Cookbook. For more recipes, visit or follow her on Instagram @emilysfreshkitchen.


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