A layered spinach salad, perfect for the holidays. Enjoy Layered Apple Spinach Salad with honey mustard dressing, bacon, eggs, onion, and crisp red apples!

Layered Apple Spinach Salad

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Friends, there is strength in numbers: Gathering is good for our bodies and our spirits! At the bottom of the post, I’m sharing 3 easy, tangible gifts to give this year!

Layered Apple Spinach Salad

Host a potluck this holiday season, and don’t forget to ask everyone to contribute a dish! Ask your people ahead what they would like to bring!

You can serve this Layered Apple Spinach Salad. Oh my goodness, have you tried crisp apple slices in a spinach salad? My new favorite thing! The perfect sweetness, and I love the dressing that we have been enjoying (below).

BEST Layered Apple Spinach Salad

Layred spinach salad

Here’s why I love layered salads. I take a large parfait bowl, gather my ingredients, and layer away. It’s up to you if you want to cut larger pieces, or dice the ingredients. Either way, it’s pretty!

  • Spinach
  • Red apples
  • Hard cooked eggs (cut in half, or dice)
  • Cooked and crumbled bacon (or chunks)
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Sliced toasted almonds
  • Favorite dressing – we love Marzetti Simply 60 Dijon Honey Mustard

You may also love these salads for the holidays: 

Layered Holiday Kale Berry Salad

BEST Fresh Cranberry Grape Walnut Salad (my mom’s recipe)

Christmas Layered Salad

PRETTY Layered Apple Spinach Salad

Marzetti Simply 60 Dijon Honey Mustard

The dressing? Poppyseed dressing is good, but have you tried Marzetti Simply 60 Dijon Honey Mustard? It’s only 60 calories per serving, and really good!

DELISH Layered Apple Spinach Salad

How to serve a layered salad

I love the beauty of a layered salad, and it’s easy to bring to a potluck or party.

But honestly, the “parfait look” is visual. If you want to be more practical, just layer the salad in a large bowl, and skip the beautiful glass, parfait bowl.

So what I do is make the salad ahead and then right before serving, I dump into a large bowl; toss and serve!

Which means, when I go to a potluck, I just take an extra large bowl with me.

Again, the large bowl is optional, but it’s messier to serve right in the parfait bowl.

TIP: I also love layering a salad in the parfait dish because it fits nicely in my fridge until serving (rather than a big huge salad bowl).

EASY Layered Apple Spinach Salad

How to build community

Friends, people can be lonely this time of year. A social support is a buffer against stress, making people feel loved and valued. Connecting with others helps us build community, and create or strengthen relationships. This may be with new or old friends, family or neighbors.

Even the parents of some of your best friends.

I thought it was wonderful when my daughter told me she was driving an 80-year old to Trader Joe’s this week for a little shopping.

CRISP APPLES - Layered Apple Spinach Salad

Not only do we need to connect and have people listen to our stories, and learn about us, it goes the other way too.

Social support means sharing advice, listening or offering a hug during stressful times, and can mean the world to another person!

Tangible gifts to give

Think of ways you can give a tangible gift of support this year.

  • Take a meal.
  • Go to coffee.
  • Give a ride.

The holidays offer expansive options of opportunities to give, and receive. Stop and think of a few creative ways you can change it up this year.

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Layered Apple Spinach Salad

Optional to leave ingredients in larger chunks, or dice. Also, optional to prepare in a parfait dish (pretty), or just layer in a large salad bowl.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 10 oz. fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large red apple, Honeycrisp is best
  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, halved
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Sliced toasted almonds
  • Favorite dressing, we love Marzetti Simply 60 Dijon Honey Mustard


  • In a large parfait dish, layer the spinach, eggs, bacon, onion—twice. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.
  • Top with fresh apples, eggs, for garnish (more small pieces of bacon, etc).
  • When ready to serve, place in a large bowl; toss with dressing and serve!
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad
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Layered Apple Spinach Salad Recipe