Fresh cherry, hazelnut, apple, and goat cheese salad with olive oil vinaigrette de aceite de oliva


  • 1 small, firm apple, such as Honeycrisp
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 5-oz. bag baby spinach
  • ½ cup hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. coarse ground mustard
  • 1½ cups fresh cherries (about ½ lb.)
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Carapelli Organic


STEP 1 Quarter and core the apple, but do not peel. Cut into paper-thin slices with a mandoline or knife.

STEP 2 Pit and halve the cherries.

STEP 3 Toss the apple slices and cherries with the spinach, hazelnuts, and goat cheese in a large serving bowl.

STEP 4 Whisk the vinegar and mustard together in a small bowl. Whisk in the Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a slow stream until it thickens into a vinaigrette. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

STEP 5 Toss the vinaigrette with the salad and serve immediately.