Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Caramelized Pecans

  • Yield 4 servings

You will find the perfect balance of flavors in this spinach salad topped with strawberries and carmelized pecans.


Carmelized Pecans:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup pecans
1 tablespoon sugar
Spinach Salad:
4 cups washed fresh spinach leaves
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive or walnut oil
2 tablespoons raspberry or balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. 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.
  2. To make salad: Toss spinach, berries, oil and vinegar in a large bowl and add salt, pepper and caramelized nuts. Serve immediately.



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