An unusual mixture that creates a perfect fall salad!
Combine spinach, apple, Cheddar cheese, cranberries, and pecans in a large salad bowl. Toss well.
Combine balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and mustard in the bowl of an electric blender. Blend on medium speed until mixed well. While the blender is running, add olive oil in a steady stream. Blend until oil and vinegar are no longer separated. Add salt and pepper to taste and emulsify until creamy. Drizzle over salad and serve immediately.
Per Serving: 637 calories; protein 10.5g; carbohydrates 37g; fat 52.1g; cholesterol 30.2mg; sodium 242.7mg.