Roasted Apple, Pecan and Chicken Spinach Salad.

The apple obsession continues!

This time it’s a super simple dish that you can throw together in no time. And it includes cucumbers. Yes, cucumbers. Cucumbers are a veggie that have never made an appearance here because they used to make me want to vomit.

Then I bought some sweet cucumbers from Trader Joe’s and juiced them with an apple. And the juice was full of deliciousness. So I attempted to add these cucumbers in said salad. They were okay. I enjoyed them most when the bite was paired with the apple or pecans. No surprise there, right? I wonder if a day will come when I actually dump chocolate sauce on vegetables.

All this means is that you will love the cucumbers on the salad. I am not normal.
You must try this combo! I have waxed poetic about how I am a fan of sweet and savory mixes in the same dish, and this salad doesn’t disappoint. Sweet apples and crunchy pecans definitely makes this salad much easier for me to choke down burst with flavor.

 

Roasted Apple, Pecan and Chicken Spinach Salad

2 cups baby spinch

1/4 cup cucumber slices, chopped

1 apple, chopped

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 ounce pecans

3 ounces grilled chicken

Preheat oven to 425.

Chop apple, sprinkle with cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Roast for 15 minutes, or until caramelized.

Combine spinach, chicken, pecans and apples together. Top with dressing.
Apple Cider Dressing

1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (I used red apple)

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients together and whisk well. If dressing is too sweet, add a pinch of sugar. I like my dressings very tart!

What fall flavors are you loving in a salad these days? I love me some apple. You know it’s really just a vehicle to get the spinach in my belly.
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