SPINACH SALAD WITH BASIL DRESSING


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 222.6
  • Total Fat: 20.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.6 mg
  • Sodium: 190.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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Introduction

Wonderful spinach salad! Wonderful spinach salad!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients



    1 bunch spinach, torn into pieces



    1 small avocado, cubed



    1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced



    4 ounces feta cheese (1/2 cup), crumbled



    1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped




    DRESSING


    2 large garlic cloves, minced



    1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (packed) or 2 tablespoons dried basil



    1/4 cup red wine vinegar



    2 teaspoons granulated sugar



    1/2 cup olive oil



    1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


Directions

In a large bowl, combine spinach, avocado, onion, feta and nuts.


DRESSING:
In a food processor or blender, add garlic and pulse 4 to 5 times. Add basil, pulse to combine, then add vinegar and sugar. With processor running, drizzle in olive oil until emulsified. Season with pepper.



Pour dressing over salad and toss well. Serve immediately.


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FATKITTY68.

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  • Incredible!
    This was really good. Used Raw Sugar. - 9/4/20

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  • use splenda instead of sugar. - 6/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    Very good and simple dressing. I do not want to buy dressings ever again. I am looking forward to trying it on roasted veggies. - 2/4/11

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  • Incredible!
    I took this to a dinner party and it was a big hit. This will become my summer dressing recipe. - 6/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious! added walnuts instead of pecans because I had them on hand. The dressing is wonderful! A big hit with everyone. - 9/4/07

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