Apple Walnut Salad with Balsamic Almond Dressing

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  • 8 cups spring mix salad
  • 1 large honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 3 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBS natural almond butter
  • 1.5 TBS pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp stone ground mustard
  • 1 tsp organic apple cider vinegar (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. To make the dressing, add balsamic, almond butter, maple syrup, mustard, and optional apple cider vinegar, salt/pepper to taste in a small bowl and whisk until combined.
    (You can also mix in jar with lid and shake vigorously, or use a mini food processor or NutriBullet)
  2. In large bowl, add salad mix, apple slices, walnuts and goat cheese.
    Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.
  3. Serve with dinner or have with lunch.


-I used my NutriBullet to make sure the the dressing was well blended.
-If making salad for one portion, dressing will keep fresh in airtight container in fridge for up to 5 days.
-Dressing as written will serve about 4 people, with each serving size 1.5-2 TBS
-Add about 1 TBS of water if you prefer a thinner dressing.
-Salad pairs well with grilled chicken, or balsamic glazed salmon.
-If looking for a vegetarian protein option, lentils, tempeh, and quinoa are all great plant-based sources!