Fresh spinach and bleu cheese with warm homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Use a Danish bleu, if you can.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, arrange spinach and red onion slices and top with toasted pecans and crumbled blue cheese.

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  • In a small saucepan, warm the garlic in the olive oil to allow its flavor to diffuse into the oil. Then add molasses, vinegar and pepper. Whisking constantly, bring almost to a boil, remove from heat and cool until just warm. Pour into a shakeable container, shake and pour over salad. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; protein 10.3g 21% DV; carbohydrates 15.8g 5% DV; fat 41.2g 63% DV; cholesterol 21.3mg 7% DV; sodium 464mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent salad! We have enjoyed this salad a number of times. Its very good using the dressing that Lisa B provides. But everyone is WOWED when I use the Hot Bacon Dressing provided by Vera on this site. Thanks Vera and LisaB. This is a keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2003
The basic ingredients were great but I would experiment with the dressing...It seemed a little bitter for the tastes of my family. It also makes alot of salad for just a first course. Read More
(10)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent salad! We have enjoyed this salad a number of times. Its very good using the dressing that Lisa B provides. But everyone is WOWED when I use the Hot Bacon Dressing provided by Vera on this site. Thanks Vera and LisaB. This is a keeper. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very tasty!! I was asked for the recipe both times I brought it to pot-lucks. I didn't add all of the dressing (I didn't end up with as much spinach after trimming) and saved it for my own salads at home - mmm! (The dressing is especially good. It's good on a plain old lettuce salad as well!) Great flavor combinations. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2005
Great salad! I recommend halving the amount of dressing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent salad. I used goat cheese (chevre) instead of blue cheese and it was fabulous! The vinaigrette is wonderful.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2004
This dressing is awesome!!! I had to go back & make more during dinner because it was soooo good! I did increase the molasses & decrease the vinegar some. Used bacon onion & feta cheese with this dressing. Maybe next time I will get a hold of bleu cheese & pecans. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
The flavor on this was wonderful but there was too much dressing for the amount of salad. I would cut it down by half if I made it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
Being one of my favorite salads in general I am pleased to find this recipe taste very close to what I often order. I didnt follow the exact quantity for the dressing. I found myself using more molasses than recipe recommended. Maybe this was because I used dark powdered molasses. In the end the salad looked smelled and tasted delicious. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2003
The basic ingredients were great but I would experiment with the dressing...It seemed a little bitter for the tastes of my family. It also makes alot of salad for just a first course. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2004
very good used goat cheese instead of blue cheese (because we don't care for blue cheese) and only 1 tsp molasses. Read More
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