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Spinach salad with warm maple dressing

  1. 1. Spinach Salad with Warm Maple Dressing<br />http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/spinach_salad_with_warm_maple_dressing.html<br />From EatingWell:  January/February 1999, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)<br />Pure maple syrup, as opposed to artificially flavored and colored "pancake" syrup, is an extraordinary cooking ingredient. Here it adds body as well as rich flavor to the dressing, providing a perfect counterpoint to the smoked cheese.<br />4 servings, about 2 cups each | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes<br />lefttop<br />Ingredients<br />2 tablespoons chopped pecans<br />1 10-ounce package fresh spinach, torn, or 12 cups baby spinach<br />1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch slices<br />2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil<br />1 shallot, finely chopped<br />1/4 cup cider vinegar<br />2 tablespoons pure maple syrup<br />Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste<br />1/4 cup shredded smoked cheese, such as Gouda or Cheddar<br />Preparation<br />Toast pecans in a small dry skillet over low heat, stirring often, until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.<br />Toss spinach and cucumber in a salad bowl.<br />Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add vinegar and maple syrup and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper.<br />Immediately pour the dressing over the spinach and cucumber. Toss well and sprinkle with cheese and toasted pecans.<br />Nutrition<br />Per serving : 164 Calories; 12 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 7 mg Cholesterol; 12 g Carbohydrates; 4 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 183 mg Sodium; 531 mg Potassium<br />1 Carbohydrate Serving<br />Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat<br />

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