Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing

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Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing-this simple salad goes great with any meal or is even delicious enough to be a meal! 

Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing Recipe

I am on a salad kick, which is probably a good thing since cookie month is right around the corner. I hope all of my salads will balance out the dozens of Christmas cookies I will eat next month. I am planning ahead:)

One of my go to salads is this Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing. It always hits the spot and goes great with any meal…and sometimes it is my meal!

Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing Recipe

I can’t decide what my favorite part of this salad is. I love the juicy grapes, the crisp apples, the sweet and crunchy pecans, the creamy blue cheese, and the simple maple-mustard dressing. And the mixed greens are good too because they make me feel healthy. Remember, I am eating healthy so I can eat cookies all day, every day next month:)

Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

I guess I just love everything about this salad. All of the flavors combined create one amazing salad! I could eat this salad every day and never get tired of it.

Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing Recipe

If you are looking for a new salad recipe, give my Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing a try! I think it would be a fabulous addition to your Thanksgiving menu. And I bet if you make it for Thanksgiving your friends and family will beg you to make it for Christmas too. Everyone loves this salad!

And don’t skip the candied pecans! They really make this salad special. You can find my easy recipe here! Just make sure you save some for the salad. It is easy to eat them by the handful until they are all gone. Not that I would know:)

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Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing

This salad is great as a side dish or main dish. It goes great with any meal!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes

Ingredients

For the Maple-Mustard Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced shallot
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 6-8 cups mixed greens loosely packed
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups halved red seedless grapes
  • 1 cup candied pecans
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  1. 1. To make the Maple-Dressing, combine olive oil, shallot, garlic, mustard, vinegar, and maple syrup in a small bowl. Whisk together and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  2. 2. In a large bowl combine salad greens, apple slices, grapes, candied pecans, and blue cheese. Drizzle salad with dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
  3. Note-if you aren't a blue cheese fan, you can use feta or goat cheese!

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. This salad has my name all over it. I basically make a rendition of this every time I make a salad and struggle with straying from that salad or my favorite kale salad because it’s just so good. I have yet to make a maple-mustard dressing though and need to try that asap!

  2. This looks like a salad that I had at the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon. (It’s one of those refurbished CP Hotel buildings – very fancy and pricey). I think the salad was about $15! It’s been one of my favorite combinations since then, but I never could get the dressing just right. I will try yours for sure! The only difference in theirs is that it was crumbled goat cheese instead of blue. I like both, but the goat is milder so may be a better option for a big crowd. Thanks for reminding me of salad. I have been turning to comfort food since it turned bitterly cold here on the prairies.

  3. Hey! Do you make your own candied pecans? I’ve never done it, but I’m sure it’s not too hard! Do you have a recipe you love?

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