Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross
Yield
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup spinach mixture and 2 teaspoons nuts)

Red pepper jelly adds a snappy note to the vinaigrette that makes this simple salad memorable. You can prepare the vinaigrette earlier in the day and refrigerate; let it come to room temperature before tossing it with the spinach.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place jelly in a 1-cup glass measure. Microwave at HIGH 30 seconds. Add cider vinegar, oil, salt, and black pepper, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cool to room temperature.

Step 2

Combine spinach and cheese in a large bowl. Drizzle vinegar mixture over spinach mixture; toss well. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve immediately.

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Ratings & Reviews

Meh

LisaEJ
May 19, 2015
My husband liked it, but I thought the salad dressing just tasted like sugar water.  I had hoped for more

sukeedog's Review

DENA29
November 02, 2013
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Golfgirl91's Review

Golfgirl91
February 17, 2013
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lrenfroe's Review

lucy71
December 23, 2012
This salad is outstanding and very easy! I use an arugula/spinach mix instead of just spinach but everything else is the same. My entire family loves it!!

LisaEJ's Review

lrenfroe
February 12, 2011
Made for my husband's birthday - huge hit! Added thinly sliced red onion. Served with pan seared salmon and twice baked potatoes....and a bottle of Schweiger Vineyards Extended Family Cuvee. Delicious! Great flavor combination.

mcwamsley's Review

stlarchitect27
January 17, 2010
Very tasty, but I felt it needed a little something more. Maybe red onions, cherry tomatoes....something. I will make it again, perhaps with modifications. I served it with Tourtiere, and it was a lovely accompaniment.

badamshoover's Review

cjmelt76
December 14, 2009
This recipe truly lives up to the reviewers' 5-star ratings. Wow! It is now a staple in our house.

cjmelt76's Review

susu911
May 24, 2009
I used fresh arugula from the garden instead of spinach and cashews in place of pistachios. Yummy!

susu911's Review

sukeedog
March 14, 2009
My family loved this salad. It is great for a special occasion or family meal. I used almonds instead of pistachios and feta instead of gorgonzola just because that's what I had on hand. The dressing would be good on any kind of green salad. I will make this one again!

DENA29's Review

mcwamsley
March 06, 2009
THIS IS ONE RECIPE I MAKE OVER AND OVER. EVERYONE LOVES IT. BEING EASY TO PREPARE AND GOOD FOR YOU, MAKES IS A GREAT SIDE DISH ALSO.