This salad has it all: great taste, protein, fiber, good fats, beautiful appearance, and it couldn't be easier to assemble. It will become one of your favorites. Vegan friendly! Give the shredded wheat a chance -- you might never want croutons on a salad again! Feel free to play with proportions of ingredients.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, strawberry preserves, and black pepper.

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  • In a large bowl, toss together spinach, lettuce, hazelnuts, raisins, red onion, and shredded wheat biscuits. Drizzle salad dressing over the salad, and toss gently to combine. Serve topped with sliced avocado.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 29.7g; fat 27.7g; sodium 48.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
Great inspiration for a variation on this - the dressing is delicious and I poured it over a salad of mixed greens sliced strawberries and kiwis goat cheese and walnuts. Tangy sweet and refreshing! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/09/2010
Wow. I am really surprised how good the other reviews are. I made this tonight following the recipe exactly and it was awful. My husband and I love salads and have no aversions to spinach or avocado but agree that this is the worst salad we've ever had. He even said to me "Please don't make this one again." Read More
(16)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
Great inspiration for a variation on this - the dressing is delicious and I poured it over a salad of mixed greens sliced strawberries and kiwis goat cheese and walnuts. Tangy sweet and refreshing! Read More
(17)
Rating: 1 stars
11/09/2010
Wow. I am really surprised how good the other reviews are. I made this tonight following the recipe exactly and it was awful. My husband and I love salads and have no aversions to spinach or avocado but agree that this is the worst salad we've ever had. He even said to me "Please don't make this one again." Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2010
GREAT - and very easy to make. I substituted hazelnuts with pecans and it was just as good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2006
This was really yummy but it made so much I'll put the dressing on the side. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
08/31/2010
I liked the idea of this recipe my taste buds just didn't agree with the avocado being a part of this salad. Next time I think I may omit it at least personally since my husband liked it. The dressing fell a little flat for me and I think needed something more (maybe a little Dijon mustard?). Thank you as I like the salad mix itself and it was a hit with my husband:). Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2010
I had been looking for a fruity vinaigrette. While I didn't make the salad from this recipe I did make the dressing using red wine vinegar in place of balsamic and with strawberry marmalade. (I live in Lima Peru sometimes you have to make do with what you can find) It was delicious. I used it over a simple spinach salad and I can't get enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
I made this recipe for dinner guests who are major foodies. They couldn't stop eating it and commenting on how good it is!! I used some hazelnuts that I purchased at a farmer's market in Portland Oregon. I used raspberry preserve and it was great. The shredded wheat cereal was very unique and my guests liked the novelty. I substituted craisins because I did not have golden raisins. I love it! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2010
Hubby and I hosted our first Christmas Eve dinner this year. We used all recipes we got off allrecipe.com. I left off the raisins and we did use croutons instead of the cereal. I never really cooked much before hubby is a great cook. The vinigrette on this was good but I really didn't taste much of the strawberry in it but maybe I should have purchased a better quality preserve (money was kinda tight after we purchased the meat!!) Still was really good will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2006
I was looking for a balsamic vinaigrette recipe and found this - it is a very simple tasty dressing. I mixed the ingredients with my hand blender as I like my dressings to emulsify. I put the dressing on a different salad so I can't comment on that part of this recipe. Read More
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