Winter's already come to a close and spring finally here. It's time to really buckle down to get that summer body whipped into shape. But if you're like me, you'd rather not and say you did. Again, if you're like me, you eat salads simply because you enjoy them and there are endless crisp and crunchy combinations that make salads your favorite recipes to try. Whatever the reason, this pecan, apple and blue cheese salad with dried cherries is the perfect way to savor the season before spring rolls around. It's also an effortless way to segue into your spring detox regimen and lay off the comfort foods you've been indulging in all winter long.

What you'll need:

Spring mix salad greens 

Fiji apples sliced thin 

Pecan halves 

Dried cherries 

Blue or feta cheese 

Homemade Dressing

For the dressing:

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 

1 tablespoon maple syrup 

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 

1/4 cup olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Add greens, apple slices, pecans, dried cherries and blue cheese into a salad bowl or, if it's a salad for one, on a small salad plate. 



In a small jar, mix Dijon, maple syrup, vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper. Put the lid on the jar and shake well to mix. 

2. Pour a little salad dressing over the top of the salad and toss to combine. Taste salad and add more salad dressing to taste. 


This delicious recipe literally takes 10 minutes or less. Enjoy! Note: If you're not a fan of blue cheese, try pomegranates for a sweet and crunchy alternative.