Roasted Apple Salad

Prep Notes

In amongst all the rich traditional Thanksgiving dishes, it’s nice to add a light, refreshing clean food salad to the menu. Fresh spring mix greens, pomegranate, celery, walnuts, roasted & spiced cinnamon & clove apples tossed with maple apple cider vinaigrette.


Ingredients for salad:

1-2 apples, sliced

1 tsp ground cinnamon (more or less to taste)

½ tsp ground cloves (more or less to taste)

Large bowl of spring mix

¼-1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

1-2 stalks celery, finely chopped

¼-1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts

Ingredients for vinaigrette:

1 Tbs raw apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg Raw Apple Cider Vinegar; )

2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil (I use Whole Foods, 365 Everyday Value Brand;

A dash of pure maple syrup

Sea salt and pepper to taste


Directions for roasting apples:

To make the apples, toss sliced apples with cinnamon and ground cloves. Roast in preheated 400 degree F oven for about 25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Chill and chop before adding to salad.

Assembling salad:

Fill a large salad bowl with spring mix, top with pomegranate seeds, chopped celery, walnuts and chilled chopped roasted spices apples. Toss with vinaigrette, directions for vinaigrette below. Makes about 6 side dish servings, amount of ingredients can be altered to make more or fewer servings.

Directions for vinaigrette:

Mix all ingredients until emulsified and pour over salad. Toss and enjoy!


This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, grain-free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian

Originally posted on Instagram on 11/24/16