Apple Pecan and Feta Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is loaded with fall flavours and is sweet, crunchy and good for you! 

Apple Pecan and Feta Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is loaded with fall flavours and is sweet, crunchy and good for you!

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of denial that summer is nearing to an end. That’s also the sound of me rushing in, arms loaded with apples, pumpkins, butternut squash and a few leaves for table decor smiling from ear to ear.

Yeah, I’m kind of ready for fall.

Apple Pecan and Feta Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is loaded with fall flavours and is sweet, crunchy and good for you!

It’s still pretty hot during the day time here, but last night for example I was cold. I was also up in the hills at what turned out to be two friends’ engagement party (woohoo!) but I’m hanging on to whatever hope I have for a colder period. It’s also been pouring rain since we had a storm over the weekend and I’m more than thankful for the cooler days. Even though fall doesn’t officially start until late September, in food blogger season it started up to two weeks ago and I feel as if I’ve been sitting, staring at my calendar, willing the days to move ahead. Yes, picture me eating these pumpkin pie overnight oats (YUM) while trying to push the calendar days forward.

They won’t budge. So I decided to share this apple pecan and feta salad with you now, anyway.

Apple Pecan and Feta Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is loaded with fall flavours and is sweet, crunchy and good for you!

If you haven’t noticed, I’m into salads lately. In fact, I’m into loaded apple salads because who has time for boring plain salads?! This salad, came from my need to put pecans feta cheese and apple together in a healthy but still delicious way so of course I took to a salad. I know the word salad puts off many of us, but trust me, this is a salad you’re going to love.

On top of the combination of crisp apples, texture-adding pecans, sweet cranberries and deliciously-tart feta cheese you have the honey-apple dressing. Mr. Bakes had the idea to add apple cider vinegar to it, and the flavour combined with the honey and olive oil came through beautifully. P.S., you could also try this creamy vegan avocado dressing all over this salad – one of my new favourites.

Apple Pecan and Feta Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is loaded with fall flavours and is sweet, crunchy and good for you!
Needless to say, I ate this right up. As soon as I finished shooting (what’s new?). And did I mention that’s not lettuce, it’s kale?! You knew that was coming right? The kale added a unique flavour that just complimented all the other ingredients. I’m all for salads that come together with no heat, no cooking and under 15 minutes.

Look out fall, we’re coming through! (It sounded funnier in my head, so please laugh).
Apple Pecan and Feta Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is loaded with fall flavours and is sweet, crunchy and good for you!

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:

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Apple Pecan and Feta Salad with Honey Apple Dressing

Preparation 15 min Serves 1     adjust servings

Apple Pecan and Feta Salad with Honey Apple Dressing is loaded with fall flavours and is sweet, crunchy and good for you! You can customise the portions in this salad to your liking.

Ingredients

Salad

  • 3 cups kale, de-stemmed, washed and torn
  • 1 apple, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons pecans
  • 3 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled

Honey-Apple Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

Salad

  1. In a bowl, place the kale. Add the apples, cranberries, pecans and feta cheese on top - if you'd like, toss them in a bowl first them sprinkle on top.

Honey-Apple Vinaigrette Dressing

  1. Whisk the ingredients together and pour over the salad.
  2. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe is gluten free.
  2. TO MAKE IT VEGAN You can use this vegan feta cheese and use maple syrup instead of honey.
  3. TO STORE You can store this salad in an airtight tupperware container in the fridge without the dressing. You can store the dressing in a mason jar . The salad lasts about 3 days in the fridge. The dressing can last up to two weeks if stored properly.

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41 comments

  1. This looks awesome Jessica…apple & pecans are my absolute favorite in salads! Pinned!

  2. Cailee says:

    Oh man!! This look AH-mazing!! Perf for fall!! Love that you made a fun salad!! Healthy and delicious! Win-win 🙂

  3. This salad looks amazing, Jessica! I like that it’s a slight twist on a strawberry spinach salad. And the honey apple dressing sounds delicious! Love it!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Gayle! I wasn’t even purposefully modelling it after that salad but brilliant haha!

  4. Cheryl says:

    This looks and sound amazing! I’m right there with you – so ready for fall. Maybe it IS that food blogger fall started about two weeks ago.. I’ve already had a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin waffles, AND made a pumpkin spice latte ice cream WITH pumpkin waffles mixed in. I mean, really now.. how can we not be ready for fall?!

    • Jessica says:

      Gosh can I live in your kitchen?! Thanks for commenting Cheryl! 🙂

  5. Dannii+@+Hungry+Healthy+Happy says:

    I love pecans in salads and this one looks delicious. Definitely going to make it.

  6. Mmmmm! This sounds amazing. I love that it is all “real food” healthy ingredients. On my list to try soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. Monica says:

    Love a quick salad and one as pretty as this one. Nuts make everything, especially salads, better, too. I will miss summer but will also take full advantage of fall. Change is good…we just need a little adjustment period. 🙂

  8. Tash says:

    This looks great! SO wholesome. I adore nuts in salads, the feta just tops it all!

  9. Gahhh! My dream fall salad right here. 😀 This is SUCH a gorgeous salad, Jessica! Your combo of flavors sounds mind-blowing amazing and your photos are stunning! Pinned!

  10. Wow this salad is simply amazing!!!

  11. Sign me up for this salad! Looks so good! I love apple and pecan!

  12. I have been experimenting a lot with adding cranberries to salads and they work so well i think why on earth did I not do that before??? Love you salad and congrats to the newly engaged couple.

  13. Sarah Scott says:

    Hi Jessica,
    So happy to have discovered your blog! I tried this Apple Pecan and Feta Salad with Honey Apple Dressing last night and an excited to try many more of your healthy recipes. I used only 2cups of kale rather than 3 because that’s enough for me so I halved the dressing recipe, I enjoy light amounts of dressing anyway. This is so fast and easy to put together I’m sure I will be making it again.

  14. Lisa says:

    I made this salad for a party Sat. night. Yum! So good! I used romaine and spinach instead of the kale, but this salad is super delicious and the apple cider vinaigrette really makes it! This will be one of my go-to salads for this fall! Thanks, Jessica!

    • Jessica says:

      So glad you liked it Lisa!! Thank you for the feedback and you’re so welcome.

  15. This looks amazing! Your photos are so good makes my mouth water! I am going to feature this on my blog tomorrow!

  16. This is a great Superfoods recipe!! Can I feature this recipe and the picture on my blog? I’ll put a link back to your blog.

  17. Jordan Van Der Heyden says:

    This was delicious and all of the ingredients are perfectly balanced! I used mixed baby greens since I had them on h my hand. My husband requested it again the next night.

  18. GrammaKaren says:

    Jessica! I love your blog and this salad is perfect for fall! You are a beautiful person who also takes beautiful photos! I will be making this tonight for sure! I may have to sub goat chz for the Feta, however, since I am out of Feta, but I think it will still be good (just maybe not as good as yours…. 🙂 Thanks again and have a wonderful week!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi GrammaKaren,

      Thanks so much for your kind words! I really hope you enjoyed the salad! 🙂 You’re more than welcome!

  19. Candice Bartley says:

    How many people can you serve with this receipt?
    It would be a side salad on main entree.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Candice,

      As it is, this salad serves two people. You can easily double or triple it!

  20. What an amazing salad Recipe.

    Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  21. Kelly says:

    I tried all of your salads last week. They were AMAZING .My favorite is the apple pecan feta salad ( I added grilled chicken )

    It was deelish! Quick and easy to prepare

    I’m looking forward to trying more recipes of yours
    Oh and the quinoa and mushrooms !!!!! Omg. So. Good. ILove them!

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Kelly,

      Yay I’m so happy to hear this!! I hope you enjoy the other recipes too, thanks for sharing with me!!

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