When many people think of spa-friendly meals, they call up some unpleasant associations – dry salads, flavorless wraps, dessicated fruit…luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way! Celebrate spring with this sophisticated spinach salad courtesy of Canyon Ranch. The best part of all is that when you’re done making the salad (or just drooling over the recipe) you can hop over to win a trip for two to Canyon Ranch!

For marinated apples
1 cup sliced apple (1 small apple)
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinaigrette

For strawberry Champagne vinaigrette
1/2 cup sliced hulled strawberries
2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
Pinch salt

For serving
4 cups organic spinach leaves (4 ounces)
4 tablespoons crumbled plain goat cheese (2 ounces)
4 tablespoons dried cranberries
4 teaspoons chopped toasted walnuts
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Preparation
Make marinated apples:
In small bowl, combine apple slices and apple cider vinaigrette. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 and up to 6 hours.

Make strawberry Champagne vinaigrette:
In blender, purée all ingredients until smooth.

To serve:
In medium bowl, toss together spinach and strawberry Champagne vinaigrette. Mound 1 cup dressed spinach on each plate. With fork or slotted spoon, lift apples from marinade and scatter 1/4 cup over each salad. Top each salad with 1 tablespoon cheese, 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, and 1 teaspoon walnuts.

Credit: Canyon Ranch for the recipe. Originally published on Epicurious

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