Spring Salad with Apple and Manchego

These healthy salad has crisp apples, crunchy shaved radishes, pecans, fresh citrus, and more!

Apple Manchego Salad in Wooden Bowl

As much as I mumble and groan sometimes about salad (I get tired of it if I eat it too often), there are also times when I just love a big bowl of leafy greens with all sorts of vibrant, colorful ingredients.

I couldn’t stop photographing the radishes I bought because they are just so ridiculously beautiful.

Red Radish Bunch on Cutting Board

I try to think of salad as kind of like an ice cream sundae, but healthy and made with nature’s jewels. You take a base of leafy greens and add whatever toppings you want to it.

It may not taste like a creamy delicious bowl of ice cream, but sometimes a salad can be truly delicious. Pick ingredients that go brilliantly together and be generous with them, and I think you can truly rave about a salad.

Shaved Radish on Wooden Board

This salad is made with spring mix, shaved radish, tangerine segments, apple cubes, pecans, and manchego, and I think they all pair really well together, not to mention the fact that they make for a vibrant and colorful salad.

Here’s the recipe!

Spring Salad with Apple and Manchego
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Spring Salad with Apple and Manchego

 These healthy salad has crisp apples, crunchy shaved radishes, pecans, fresh citrus, and more!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword spring salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 easily doubles, triples, etc
Calories 193kcal


  • 2 handfuls of spring mix
  • 2 baby radishes
  • 1/2 a crisp apple
  • 1 tangerine
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup cubed manchego cheese
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
  • salt and pepper


  • Slice the radishes super thin with a mandolin (you can also use a knife if you don’t have a mandolin. This is the mandolin I use)
  • Cube the apple (here’s a video for it if you don’t know how). Segment the tangerine (here’s another video on how to do that).
  • Toss all of the ingredients together and taste a piece of lettuce. Add salt and pepper if necessary.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 288mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g