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Spinach Salad With Strawberries and Caramelized Pecans

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“From Canada's Garden Greens.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. CARAMELIZED PECANS: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Heat and stir on low until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high and boil mixture for 5-10 minutes without stirring; until syrup is golden brown. Watch boiling process carefully! Please be careful not to burn yourself!
  3. Arrange the pecans in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle the simple syrup over the pecans. Stir to coat. Allow to stand 20 minutes or so to cool and harden. Chop coarsely once cooled.
  5. STRAWBERRY DRESSING: Combine all dressing ingredients in a tight fitting jar with a lid and shake well. Yield 1/2 cup.
  6. SALAD: Meanwhile, arrange the washed spinach leaves on six individual salad plates. Top with pecan mixture, strawberries, cheese and shallots. Serve dressing on side.

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