Spinach Salad with Sweet Roasted Pecans and Gorgonzola


The spinach in my garden is finally getting big and full enough to harvest.  When I went out to the garden I picked enough for a nice lunch salad.

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It had been a long time since I ate gorgonzola, I had forgotten how much more I like it than blue cheese; to me it has a lot more zing.  This is a simple salad: spinach, pecans, gorgonzola and a shallot dressing.  As lunch it was a real treat; light yet satisfying and actually filling.

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Spinach Salad with Sweet Roasted Pecans and Gorgonzola

by Dave Lieberman http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/dave-lieberman/spinach-salad-with-sweet-roasted-pecans-and-gorgonzola-with-sherry-shallot-vinaigrette.html

1 package triple-washed spinach

3 to 4 handfuls pecan halves

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

A few pinches sugar

A few pinches salt

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup sherry vinegar

2 small shallots, minced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 small wedge Gorgonzola, crumbled (about 2 ounces)

DIRECTIONS

 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place spinach in serving bowl.

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 Toss pecans with vegetable oil, sugar and salt. Lay out on baking sheet. Roast until shade darker and aromatic, about 7 to 8 minutes. Set aside.

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Make dressing by combining olive oil, vinegar, shallots and salt and pepper in a bowl and whisking together or place in sealable container and shake.

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Toss spinach with dressing,

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Gorgonzola and pecans. Serve and enjoy!

20140608-200925-72565599.jpg Serves 4.

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Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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