Celebrate National Salad Month with an Easy Spinach Apple Salad

Home Hacks, Recipes and DIY

We’re all about saving you energy, including your own. We get it, sometimes after a long day at work the last thing you want to do is cook a meal.

Ditch the drive-thru and forget the app. For a nutritious and delicious summer dinner you can make in ten minutes flat, this easy spinach apple salad is where it’s at!

What better time to give this salad a try during National Salad Month? Of course, this scrumptious salad from A Couple Cooks is yummy all year long!


  • ½ cup glazed walnuts or glazed pecans (or toasted walnuts or toasted pecans)
  • 1 recipe Best Balsamic Dressing
  • 1 apple
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 3 cups baby mixed greens


  • Make the Glazed Walnuts or Glazed Pecans. (While they cook, prep the rest of the salad. Or, you can make these ahead!)
  • Make the Best Balsamic Dressing.
  • Core the apple and pear, cut them into thin slices.
  • Place the greens on serving plates and top with apples, pears, and walnuts. Pour over the dressing and serve. (Pro tip: Dress it up by adding cubed Manchego cheese!)

Feeling a little more ambitious? This salad also tastes great with steak, chicken breast, or shrimp. And at only 318 calories per serving, you can afford to add a little dash of deliciousness!