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. —Carrie Sherrill, Forestville, Wisconsin
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 472 calories, 37g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein.
Originally published as Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette in Country Extra July 2010
Feb 25, 2013
I substituted walnuts for pecans and canned mangos for mandarin oranges with just a dash of salt and pepper. I also cut recipe in half. It was almost like having desert.
Jun 15, 2011
Is a teaspoon of pepper correct?