Spinach Salad Recipe with Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing & Candied Pecans

By Susy Von Der Ohe

For those of you with a sweet tooth, this is a great way to incorporate some sweetness into a typically savory meal. The candied pecans add a boost of protein to your salad, and also make a great addition to trail mixes. Add the dressing and pecans to spinach, sliced red onion, and any other veggies you like. Mix well and enjoy!

Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing
1 lb strawberries
1/2 cup Maison Orphée grapeseed oil
1/4 cup+ raw honey
3 tbsp Maison Orphée balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp Maison Orphée apple cider vinegar
2 tsp poppy seeds

1 tsp pink Himalayan salt

Blend all ingredients except oil. Once smooth, slowly pour in oil while blender is still running.

Read more about the health benefits of strawberries

Candied Pecans
1 egg white
3/4 cup organic light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp pink Himalayan salt

With a hand mixer, blend egg white till foamy. In a separate bowl combine remaining ingredients. Stir in egg white. Grease cookie sheet and spread out nut mixture. Bake at 275°F for 45 mins.

Chef's Note: For a chocolaty treat add in some raw cacao powder before baking -- makes a great snack too!

Read more about the health benefits of nuts

By Susy Von Der Ohe| May 17, 2014
Categories:  Recipes

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