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Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

 Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
Here’s a fruity spinach salad that even the kids will devour. The pretty strawberry drizzle peps up the greens nicely.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves, divided
  • 12 cups torn mixed salad greens or chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Directions

  • In a blender, combine the first five ingredients; cover and process
  • for 30 seconds. Add 2 cups strawberries; cover and process until
  • blended. Add 1/4 cup pecans; pulse until chopped.
  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, oranges, onions and remaining
  • strawberries and pecans. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 472 calories, 37 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 4 g protein.