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

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:)

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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

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

This salad is great as a side dish or main dish. It goes great with any meal!


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


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. 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.

Note-if you aren't a blue cheese fan, you can use feta or goat cheese!

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25 Responses to “Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing”

  1. 1
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 14, 2014 @ 4:38 am

    Positively delicious! I love everything about this salad!

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    Maryea {happy healthy mama} — November 14, 2014 @ 6:19 am

    Candied nuts just make a salad! This looks lovely. :)

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — November 14, 2014 @ 7:28 am

    You say candied pecan and I am ALLLL IN. Especially with all the cookies I have been testing lately, this girl needs a little (a lot) of greenery in her life! Pinned!

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    Jenny Flake — November 14, 2014 @ 8:07 am

    Love this perfect salad! These flavors are so mmmm!!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — November 14, 2014 @ 8:39 am

    I’m all about balancing out my cookie consumption with a few of these gorgeous salads. Love!

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    marla — November 14, 2014 @ 9:17 am

    Great salad! love candied pecans :)

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    Heather Christo — November 14, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    I love fresh salads at this time of year and this one looks delicious!

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    Matea — November 14, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    I like your idea: eat salad now so you can splurge on cookies later!

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — November 14, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    You’re totally making me crave salad…and that’s a good thing. Love the combo of flavors here. Pinned.

    Have a fab weekend!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — November 14, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    I love the candied pecans on top of this salad! It gives it that special oopmh!

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    Yum! This salad looks so healthy and fresh! Love the idea of adding the pecans for some extra sweetness and crunch.


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    Amiyrah — November 14, 2014 @ 4:31 pm

    I love that we can substitute feta for the bleu cheese. This salad looks amazing! It would be a great side dish for Thanksgiving too.

  13. 13

    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!

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    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health — November 14, 2014 @ 5:25 pm

    If eating this means I can eat cookies everyday next month then I’m the luckiest girl I know. It looks amazing so to me, the cookies would just be a nice big bonus! ;)

  15. 15

    I love salads and this one has a lot of my favorite ingredients!

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    Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss — November 14, 2014 @ 11:42 pm

    What beautiful photos! I love that this salad looks so fresh and healthy. Just in time to prep for cookie season!

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    Gaby — November 15, 2014 @ 9:17 am

    This salad looks wonderful, love the candied pecans!

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    Amanda — November 15, 2014 @ 9:20 am

    I want this salad right now! The combo of blue cheese and candied pecans sounds amazing!!!

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    Dawn (Nana) — November 15, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

    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.

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    Jacqui Odell — November 16, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

    This look amazing! I know my family would love them.

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  24. 21
    Marie Paul — November 20, 2014 @ 2:51 am

    i like to eat salad… i made this for my lunch
    check this

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