This apple pecan salad was the perfect combination of flavors with the crisp apple, sweet dried cranberries, salty feta and crunchy pecans all tossed together with leafy greens and topped with your favorite salad dressing.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, having a baby totally changes your life. In way more good ways than bad, for sure, but that doesn’t mean it’s not different. And one main difference for us is that our date nights are often parties of 3 now instead of 2. Colby man gets to tag along with mom and dad when we want to eat dinner out, and our movies end up being rented from red box and watched at home after Colby has gone to sleep. That means that most likely this weekend, Valentines day will most likely be spent at home too. But I don’t mind too much, because now I have a date with my handsome husband and with my adorable little boyfriend.
So this year for our Valentine’s Day dinner at home I’m going to make sure we have dinner that’s delicious and a little bit fancy, and our first course or a side is going to be this amazing apple pecan salad. And it’ll be the perfect addition to our semi fancy date night dinner at home.
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This apple pecan salad was the perfect combination of flavors with the crisp apple, sweet dried cranberries, salty feta and crunchy pecans all tossed together with leafy greens and topped with your favorite salad dressing. I tried it with Italian dressing and ranch dressing and both were delicious.
This salad would be a perfect side dish to any of your favorite meals! Or if you add chicken it would be a great meal on its own too!
Apple Pecan Salad
- 8 cups salad greens (I used a little spring mix, romaine and spinach)
- 1 cup red apple (diced)
- 1 cup pecans (chopped)
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- your choice of dressing
- Prepare your ingredients, rinse your lettuce and spinach, cut up your apple and pecans.
- Mix together your salad greens, apple, pecans, cheese, and cranberries in a large bowl.
- Serve with your favorite salad dressing.
Enjoy this delicious apple pecan salad!
For more delicious date night in ideas for Valentine’s day, try some of these!
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Hi there. could you please, can you share a complimentary dressing that would pair with the flavors of this salad??
I’ve tried it with ranch, vinaigrette, and Italian! I bet a poppyseed would be good too!
Thank you for that idea…I’ll try the poppyseed. First time eating salad with fruit and I fell in love!!! thanks again!! 🙂
Cindy Eikenberg says
This salad is so beautiful and just perfect for a special dinner! Pinning – have a wonderful Thursday and a happy Valentine’s Day!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
This salad looks SO refreshing! And the perfect way to fancy-up a dinner at home 🙂
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Haha, totally! Our date nights have been primarily at home for the last 3 years. It’s a good thing they’re so cute 🙂
Maggie @ The Love Nerds says
I love having fun date nights at home, and this salad looks so amazing! I am all about apples and pecans, so I will for sure be adding this to our must make list.
Jesseca Hallows says
We always do Valentines day at home. Dax has become our permanent third wheel but we love it. The older he gets the easier it is for us to sneak away, but celebrating cheesy holidays is way more fun with him and his cute little reactions.
Lydia @ Suitcase Foodist says
I love a good composed salad. Don’t feel too badly – my husband & I will most likely be doing date night at home to and we don’t even have little ones as our excuse. I just love having time for the two of us without the craziness of going out….