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Spinach and Blue Cheese Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

12 servings

A simple dressing made of currant jelly and balsamic vinegar coats this colorful salad, sprinkled with crunchy pine nuts. If you like blue cheese, you’ll love this refreshing toss. —Grace Sandvigen, Rochester, New York

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup red currant jelly
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

Directions

  1. For dressing, heat jelly in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in vinegar.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, oranges, onion and blue cheese. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 115 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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