Spinach Apple Walnut Salad Featuring Cacao Nib Vinaigrette

Makes 2 servings

Dressing 1 rounded teaspoon cacao nibs, coarsely ground 1 1/3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper

Salad 3 oz spinach leaves 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons dried cranberries 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese Handful of coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

The cacao nibs subtly balance the sweet and tart flavors of the cranberries and apple, and they also boost the nutrient value of this salad.


Remove long stems from spinach leaves, then rinse under cold water, and pat dry. Place spinach in a large bowl. Add apple slices and cranberries to bowl.