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Pecan Spinach Salad

My family thinks this refreshing salad is sensational. Coated with a pleasant vinaigrette and topped with toasted pecans and blue cheese, it has an impressive look and taste. Though it can be prepared in 10 minutes or less, don't tell my family because they'd never believe it!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/3 cup real bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, pecans, bacon and blue cheese. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 339 calories, 33g fat (6g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • kimspacc
    Nov 21, 2016

    This was easy to make and had a nice flavor.

  • DawnLockhart
    Aug 21, 2012

    I have been making this salad for years. Its always a hit at a dinner party. Very tasty.