LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Spinach-Apple Salad with Maple-Cider Vinaigrette


I made a salad for Christmas dinner from the December Southern Living Magazine. It was really good so I thought I'd share it with you! You can make the pecans and vinaigrette ahead of time too!


Sugared Curried Pecans
1 (6 oz.) pkg pecan halves
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. curry powder
1/8 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper

Maple-Cider Vinaigrette
1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2/3 cup olive oil

Salad
1 (10 oz.) pkg. fresh baby spinach, thoroughly washed
1 Gala apple, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 (4 oz.) pkg. crumbled goat cheese (I used Feta instead)
  1. Prepare Pecans: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss pecans in butter. Stir together sugar and next 4 ingredients in a bowl; add pecans, tossing to coat. Spread in a single layer in a nonstick aluminum foil-lined pan. Bake 10 to 13 minutes to until lightly browned and toasted. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes; separate pecans with a fork.
  2. Prepare Vinaigrette: Whisk together cider vinegar and next 4 ingredients. Gradually whisk in oil until well blended.
  3. Prepare Salad: Combine spinach and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Drizzle with desired amount of Maple-Cider Vinaigrette; toss to coat. Sprinkle with pecans. Serve salad with any remaining vinaigrette.
  4. Note: Pecans may be made up to 1 week ahead. Store in an airtight container. Vinaigrette may be made up to 3 days ahead. cover and chill until ready to serve.

1 comment:

  1. One rehab program is regularly very not quite the same as another program in some way. By the by, all projects ought to give their customers an arrangement of treatment choices. These projects incorporate detox, all encompassing consideration, short-remain, inpatient, private, outpatient, and broadened care recuperation openings. Whichever choice you pick, for your cherished one, should meet that's individual needs. In spite of the fact that you have the wellbeing at the top of the priority list, you despite everything need to counsel an expert advisor for direction.
    quotes on addiction recovery
    quotes about drug recovery

    ReplyDelete