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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Winter Spinach Salad

This was the delicious salad I served for Christmas Eve. Very festive with the maple flavoring and the green spinach and dried cranberries. I added some crumbled bacon to mine. Delish!

Winter Spinach Salad
slightly adapted from Leigh Anne

1 bunch baby spinach
1/2 C dried cherries or craisins
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 green onions, sliced
1 green apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 C seedless red grapes, cut in half
1/4 C sugared pecans
1/2 C crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

Cook and prepare bacon. Combine spinach, cherries, green onions, apple slices, grapes and pecans. Add dressing and toss. Garnish with Gorgonzola cheese and bacon.

Maple Syrup Dressing
1/2 C olive oil
1/4 C cider vinegar
2 Tbsp shallots minced
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake until evenly combined.

Posted by: Sallie
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