Monday, March 15, 2010

Spinach Salad with Homemade Dressing

MMMMM, this is one of my favorites. I LOVE a good spinach salad with all kinds of goodies on it. It's definitely worthy of the description, "YUMMY!"

Spinach Salad with Homemade Dressing

10 oz baby spinach, torn
1/2 cup sliced red onion (I used sweet since I had it on-hand)
1 pear, cored and sliced/chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
8 oz. grilled chicken, sliced

1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Mix the salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a blender or large bowl, mix together all the dressing ingredients. Blend or use stick blender to blend. Pour on salad and toss well. Allow to stand 5-10 min before serving. Enjoy, and try not to lick the bowl clean.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you found a use for the forgotten chicken! Looks great!