What’s For Dinner?
Strawberry-Spinach Salad With Pecans and Blue Cheese
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
5:30 CHALLENGE: 5 INGREDIENTS, 30 MINUTES
When we don't feel like turning on our stoves, a whole-meal salad like this one is our favorite choice. We especially like the combination of fruit, complementary greens, tangy cheese and crunchy nuts. Don't like blue cheese? Try feta instead.
Hands on time: Total time: 10 minutes Serves: 2
1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
8 to 10 strawberries, stemmed and quartered
1 5- or 6-ounce bag washed baby spinach
1/2 cup cubed blue cheese (or feta cheese) bottled in oil with spices, plus 1/4 cup oil from the bottle
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, or to taste
In a large serving bowl, combine strawberries, spinach, pecans, cheese and oil. Toss thoroughly until leaves are coated. Add vinegar and toss again. Season with salt and pepper and toss again.