Fresh Cherry, Hazelnut, Apple, and Goat Cheese Salad

prep time20 minutes
cook time0 minutes
servesMakes 4 servings


  • 1 small, firm apple, such as Honeycrisp
  • 1½ cups fresh cherries (about ½ lb.)
  • 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
  • ½ cup Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Quarter and core the apple, but do not peel. Cut into paper-thin slices with a mandoline or knife.
  2. Pit and halve the cherries.
  3. Toss the apple slices and cherries with the spinach, hazelnuts, and goat cheese in a large serving bowl.
  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.
  5. Toss the vinaigrette with the salad and serve immediately.

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