Spinach & Strawberry Salad

A simple, light and refreshing salad. Makes a great lunch or a wonderful side dish. I used G Hughes Raspberry Vinaigrette to make this even easier…you could make your own, too.

See recipe for candied pecans and berry vinaigrette in recipe instructions.

Spinach & Strawberry Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup diced strawberries (and/or blueberries)
  • 2-3 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 2 oz goat cheese (Chevre)
  • 6 oz spinach
  • 1/4 cup candied pecans
  • 2-3 tbsp berry vinaigrette dressing (G Hughes is great)

Steps

  1. Pecans:
  2. Make candied pecans by melting 1 tbsp butter and 1 tsp sweetener in a skillet, and adding pecans.
  3. Stir, making sure pecans are totally coated, heat for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour onto parchment paper to cool
  5. Salad:
  6. Place spinach, red onions, strawberries, and goat cheese in a large bowl.
  7. Top with dressing and toss well, add the candied pecans like crouton on top.
  8. Dressing:
  9. In a blender, mix 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 tbsp water, a pinch of salt, 1/4 cup berries of choice and sweetener to taste.
  10. Blend until smooth

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