Spinach Salad With Strawberries and Caramelized Pecans

czwartek, 13 lutego 2014

Spinach Salad With Strawberries and Caramelized Pecans

Time: 40 mins


  • 2/3 cup whole pecans
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 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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