Apple, Cheddar, and Smoked Almond Salad

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 salad. This recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare and is always a crowd pleaser. 


4 cups of fresh spinach 

4 oz. sharp cheddar

1 apple, I like Honeycrisp, but any variety will do

1/2 cup chopped smoked almonds

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


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

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