The perfect Fall Spinach Salad with spinach, apples, red onion, dried cranberries, feta cheese, the best turkey bacon, candied pecans and an incredible apple dijon vinaigrette
Add spinach, thinly sliced (or chopped) apples, thinly sliced red onion, pecans, dried cranberries, and half of the feta cheese to a large salad bowl. Toss with the prepared dressing (See step 3).
Serve immediately, garnished with the remaining feta cheese and chopped bacon.
To make the dressing: Add all ingredients to a mason jar, cover, and shake to combine. Taste and adjust for personal preference on seasonings (salt and pepper)
This salad doesn't store well! If you do want to prep in advance, I'd measure out and then store ingredients separately in plastic bags or small tupperware containers and toss them together right before serving. I'd quickly slice/chop apples right before eating (not in advance). The dressing can be made (and stored) in a mason jar 2-3 days in advance. Toss the dressing with ONLY what will get enjoyed the same day!
*You can chop instead of thinly slicing. To take away the "bite" of the red onion (make it more mild): submerge the sliced or chopped onions in a bowl of cold or ice water. Let them sit for at least ten minutes, stirring 2-3 times, and then drain and use in this salad.