Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Spinach Salad

NOTE: THIS IS NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL SPINACH SALAD!!! No egg, no mayonnaise, no bacon (better luck next time) This version of spinach salad is perfect for summer time, light and refreshing!

Serves 6:

For the salad:
6 generous handfuls of baby spinach, washed and stems removed
½ pint of strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced
3 oz soft goat cheese, crumbled
½ cup toasted pecans, halves or pieces

For the dressing:
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

Assembly instructions:
1. Add greens to large bowl
2. Toss greens with 2/3rds of dressing
3. Place the greens in a large shallow platter
4. Arrange strawberries, goat cheese and pecans on greens
5. Drizzle the remaining dressing on top

TIP- to toast pecans- spread out on baking sheet, toast in oven at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes

VIOLA! Easy, refreshing summer salad!

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