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Apple Pecan Salad with Maple Vinaigrette | Creme de la Crumb

Apple Pecan Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Apple Pecan Salad with Maple Vinaigrette - an easy fall salad with sweet red apples, crunchy candied pecans, feta cheese, and a quick maple vinaigrette dressing!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 342kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 6-8 cups mixed greens
  • 2 small-medium fuji or gala apples chopped
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shelled pecan halves or chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • cup dried cranberries (optional)


  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (may sub white vinegar)
  • 3 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Add pecans, sugar, and cinnamon to a small-medium pan or skillet. Stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until sugar melts and nuts are coated. Transfer to a plate or foil-lined baking pan to cool.
  • Stir together all salad dressing ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
  • In a large serving bowl toss together greens, apples, onions, candied pecans, feta cheese, and cranberries. When ready to serve, toss with dressing.


Store dressing in airtight container in fridge. 


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg