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spinach salad with strawberries in a large bowl
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Perfect Spinach Salad

Perfect Spinach Salad is so easy to make for lunch or dinner!  This salad is loaded with strawberries, bacon, crumbled cheese, pecans, and a simple dijon dressing!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 250kcal
Author Nichole

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 10 Ounce Package Baby Spinach Washed and Dried if necessary
  • 8 Slices Bacon Cooked and Crumbled
  • 2 Cups Strawberries Sliced
  • 1 Cup Candied Pecans
  • ½ Cup Gorgonzola Cheese
  • 1 Small Red Onion Sliced
  • FOR THE DRESSING:
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste

Instructions

  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • Add the baby spinach to a large salad bowl, or divide between 4-6 individual containers if prepping ahead.
  • Add the crumbled bacon, sliced strawberries, pecans, cheese, and red onion evenly over the spinach.
  • Pour desired amount of dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
  • If prepping ahead, wait to add the dressing until ready to eat.
  • FOR THE DRESSING:
  • Add the olive oil, balsamic, garlic, mustard, honey, and salt and pepper to taste to a mason jar or any container with a lid.
  • Shake vigorously until well combined.

Notes

NOTE:  You can substitute regular pecans, almonds, or cashews in place of the candied pecans if desired.  You can also substitute the gorgonzola cheese with crumbled feta or goat cheese.
NOTE:  This salad once prepared will last stored in the refrigerator in airtight containers for up to 4 days.  The dressing will last for up to one week.  Do not add the dressing to the salad until you are ready to serve and eat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5Cups | Calories: 250kcal