As much as I enjoy a well composed salad in a restaurant, it’s not often I take the time to make them at home. Sure, we eat salad a lot, but it’s usually just a simple tossed salad with mixed veggies over romaine. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s generally something I prefer more as a side than a main dish. This harvest apple salad has the perfect balance of components that make it completely respectable as a light lunch or great starting salad course. I still had some stray apples hanging around after making applesauce, so this salad was a nice way to use them up. A bed of baby spinach is topped with crisp apple slices, buttered almonds (yum), a simple vinaigrette with sweet onion and sesame seeds, and a bit of crumbled feta. As a bonus, once all the components are made, it’s a very easy healthy meal to pack up and take to work for lunch. Gotta love that! To make it into more of a hearty main dish salad, I think this would be spectacular topped with some herbed grilled chicken pieces. In fact, I think that just made my dinner menu for next week.