Baby Spinach, Carmelized Walnut and Strawberry Salad

10 oz. pkg. baby spinach leaves
½ red onion, thinly sliced
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
1 cup caramelized walnuts (see recipe below)
1 cucumber, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1 shallot, finely chopped
¼ cup chopped parsley
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. white pepper
¾ cup canola oil

Place all ingredients for salad in bowl.

Whisk first 6 ingredients for dressing in bowl and gradually whisk in the oil. Pour over salad just before serving.

For caramelized walnuts:

  • 1 cup whole walnuts, pecans, or almonds
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon

    Combine all ingredients in a non-stick 8” skillet and heat on medium just until sugar begins to melt. Remove from heat, stir well; cool and sprinkle on salad.

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