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This week’s FRESH PRODUCE BOX was jam-packed with superfoods like spinach and avocado. Our recipe is a simple and super healthy Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Candied Pecans. Enjoy!
SPINACH & STRAWBERRY SALAD
WITH CANDIED PECANS
Ingredients for the Salad;
6 C Baby Spinach leaves or mixed lettuces
½ Thinly sliced red onion
1 C sliced fresh strawberries (or more to taste)
1 Ripe Avocado chopped
½ C Feta Cheese
¼ C Balsamic Dressing or to taste
Ingredients for the Candied Pecans;
1 C Pecan pieces and halves
2 Tbs Butter
¼ C Maple Syrup
2 Tbs Brown Sugar
Toss all the salad ingredients together in a large bowl except the dressing.
Make the Candied Pecans by melting the butter in a small frying pan.
Add the pecans and coat with butter and cook for 2 minutes careful not to burn.
Add the Maple Syrup stir to mix and then add the Brown Sugar, stir to mix.
Cook until the sauce is bubbly and has thickened, careful not to burn the nuts, for about 4 minutes.
Pour the nuts onto a piece of parchment paper to let them harden – takes about 10 minutes
Add the nuts to the salad, pour on the dressing, and serve immediately.
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