Apple Pecan Chopped Salad

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For the Salad:

  • 15 ounces mixed hearty greens (baby spinach, Swiss chard and/or arugula), roughly chopped
  • 1 large granny smith apple, cored and chopped
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped (and toasted if desired)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded

For the Dressing:

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


  • In a large mixing bowl, toss together the chopped greens, apple, feta cheese, pecans, and dried cranberries.
  • Combine the apple cider vinegar, garlic, mustard, maple syrup, salt and pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk well to combine. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil.
  • Toss the salad with half of the dressing. Add more as needed. Top with shredded chicken and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Servings: 6
Calories: 425
Protein: 18 grams
Carbohydrates: 24 grams
Fat: 25 grams


  • To INCREASE calories: Add an extra 1 ounce feta cheese and 1 Tbsp chopped pecans (+120 calories).
  • To DECREASE calories: Use half the amount of feta cheese, chopped pecans, and dressing (-100 calories).


This is already a gluten-free recipe!

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