Spiced Pecan Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
The warm spiciness of these Spiced Pecans is perfect with the sweet tanginess of the Strawberry Vinaigrette. You’ll want to make a batch just to snack on.
Salad Ingredients
Pecan Spice Blend
Pecan Spice Blend Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all spice ingredients.
  2. Store in a jar or other airtight container.
Salad Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg white until frothy. Add the pecan halves and toss to coat well. Sprinkle evenly with spice blend and toss to coat well.
  3. Spread pecans in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Bake, stirring once or twice until browned, crisp, and well-toasted, approx.12 minutes.
  5. While pecans are toasting, whisk together the strawberry preserves, vinegar, water, salt, and black pepper. Whisk in oil in a slow and steady stream until incorporated.
  6. To serve, plate the spinach onto a serving platter. Top with spiced pecans, green onions, and feta cheese. Drizzle with the strawberry vinaigrette.
Recipe Notes

Recipe and photos courtesy of Seth Freedman, PeachDish and Stacy Little, SouthernBite.com and The National Pecan Shellers Association.