MEL'S KITCHEN CAFE

AMAZING SPINACH SALAD WITH SWEET-SPICY NUTS, APPLES, FETA AND BACON

This really is the most amazing spinach salad ever! Loaded with sweet + spicy nuts, apples, feta, and bacon, it is a delicious showstopper.

Prep Time: 30 MINS

Red Wine Vinaigrette: – red wine vinegar – extra virgin olive oil – clove of garlic – Dijon mustard – sugar – salt – Black pepper

SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

White Scribbled Underline

Sweet Spicy Nuts: – water – granulated or brown sugar – Pinch cayenne pepper – Pinch salt – walnuts or pecans Salad: – spinach or spring greens – red onion – bacon – feta cheese crumbles – dried cranberries or cherries,  – honey crisp apples, 

Ingredients

White Scribbled Underline

Prep Time: 30 MINS

SERVINGS: 8

01

For the dressing, blend all the ingredients until smooth or combine in a jar and shake until well-combined.

02

For the nuts, add the water, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper to a skillet set over medium heat. Stir to combine.

03

Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute. Add the nuts and stir to coat. Cook for another 30-60 seconds.

04

Spread the nuts evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet and let cool.

05

To assemble the salad, toss all the salad ingredients together along with the cooled nuts.

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