Apple, Avocado, Cranberry & Walnut Salad


I have been asked by a few of you to share some salads for Christmas that will go well with the Glazed Ham that I shared a few days ago. I realised that I have only shared a couple of salads on Becomingness since starting nearly a year ago. So, I will be fixing that up over the coming weeks. I do love a good salad,  but when I am home I usually make plain salad or a Chicken Salad (see HERE and HERE). So I decided that I needed to spice it up a bit and share something else with you.

This Apple, Avocado, Cranberry & Walnut Salad is adapted from a similar salad I found over on Creme De La Crumb and I have added avocado and my own vinaigrette that I have used before. It got great reviews from my husband Jason (when I got back to the kitchen after taking the photos, he'd eaten the rest of it). This is also the time I have used my new plates from Sarah Schembri Ceramics. How pretty is my new bowl!!

I hope you like my latest recipe.





Apple, Avocado, Cranberry & Walnut Salad

Serves 4


  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 2 medium green apples, peeled, cored and sliced into small pieces
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup feta (optional), sliced into small pieces


  • 1/4 cup coconut vinegar 'balsamic' style
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper


Add the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and whisk well to combine.

Add the salad ingredients to a large bowl then pour the dressing over the top when ready to serve.


Vanessa Vickery (or Ness as she is also known) is a qualified nutritionist and a mother of two energetic toddlers. She created Becomingness, a health and wellness website, to help women achieve their health and wellness goals by providing accurate, accessible information, as well as offering valuable products and services that promote motivation, empowerment, self-belief and happiness. She is also the author of the eCookbook, BecomingSweet – say yes to dessert again! Come say hello and follow Ness onFacebookInstagramTwitter & Pinterest.

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