Apple-Walnut Salad

Okay, after all the candy of Halloween I'm feeling the need to post something healthy.  And it doesn't get much healthier than a salad, right?  The bonus to this salad is that it taste awesome, you won't want to stop eating it.  The flavors of the dressing & the apples together are amazing.  The crunchiness of the toasted walnuts add such a great contrasting texture to the spinach.  You have to try this simple, healthy, yummy salad.  It's perfect for Fall.  Here's the scoop...
9 cups baby spinach
2 Fugi apples diced
1 cup walnuts chopped & toasted
Crumbled feta cheese for topping
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
4 teaspoons soy sauce
4 teaspoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons whole flax seeds (or sesame seeds)
In a bowl whisk all the dressing ingredients together until well incorporated.  In a large bowl gently toss spinach, apples, walnuts & dressing.  Sprinkle feta cheese on top.  Serve immediately.

*you could also add pears & dried cranberries to this salad.  To toast walnuts simply chop & spread them out on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Place in a 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes or until brown & crunchy.

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