Holiday Spinach Salad

The ginger-honey dressing makes this fruit, cheese and nut combo irresistible!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8

Salad

8
cups bite-size pieces fresh spinach
1
cup sliced strawberries
1
cup honeydew melon balls
1/2
cup broken pecans, toasted
1/2
cup julienne strips Gouda or Edam cheese (3 oz)

Ginger-Lime Dressing

3
tablespoons lime juice
3
tablespoons honey
1
tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3/4
teaspoon grated gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 In large serving bowl, mix all salad ingredients.
  • 2 In tightly covered container, shake all dressing ingredients until well blended. Pour over salad; toss to coat.

Expert Tips

To toast pecans, cook them in an ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until you can smell the toasted aroma.

You can double or triple this recipe, depending on the number of guests you’ll be serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
165
(
Calories from Fat
100 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11 g
11 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
190 mg
190 %;
Total Carbohydrate
14 g
14 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
58%;
Vitamin C
48%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.