The dressing is amazing! I have made this salad many times for dinner parties. For a shortcut, I have used chopped apples, if I don't have time to grill them. I have used feta or cheddar cheese. Last night, I added the Sugar Curried Pecans from the Spinach-Apple Salad with Maple-cider vinaigrette recipe from this site. For the pecans, I reduced the sugar to 2 tablespoons. They are a fantastic addition!
This salad is delicious. I used feta instead of the cheese called for. The dressing is also wonderful. This salad is a wonderful blend of taste and texture. I'm sure I will be making it a lot.
My husband and I loved this salad. I did a few things differently though. I made this salad with 100% baby spinach instead of adding the second lettuce type. I also did not use the cheese that the salad called for, I added feta cheese instead. I will definitely serve this salad next time I have a party at my house. ENJOY!! It's delcious with the vinegar brown sugar dressing.