You are here: Home » Recipes » Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Caramelized Pecans Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Caramelized Pecans Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 4 servings You will find the perfect balance of flavors in this spinach salad topped with strawberries and carmelized pecans. PrintEmail Ingredients Carmelized Pecans:1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 cup pecans1 tablespoon sugarSpinach Salad:4 cups washed fresh spinach leaves1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive or walnut oil2 tablespoons raspberry or balsamic vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions To make pecans: Heat oil over medium heat in a large nonstick saute pan or skillet. Add nuts and saute 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle sugar over nuts and continue to saute, stirring constantly, 1 minute until sugar melts, coats nuts and turns golden brown. Remove nuts to a plate to cool. To make salad: Toss spinach, berries, oil and vinegar in a large bowl and add salt, pepper and caramelized nuts. Serve immediately.