This lively salad captures the essence of early summer with ripe strawberries, chives and baby spinach. To make it a meal, top it with grilled chicken breast. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009

Hilary Meyer
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Whisk maple syrup (or brown sugar), vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add spinach, watercress, strawberries and chives; toss to coat. Divide the salad among 4 plates and top with pecans and goat cheese.

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Tips

Tip: To toast chopped or sliced nuts, stir constantly in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; 15.7 g total fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 218 mg sodium. 14.6 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2017
I've made this a few times and it is delicious! The only thing i've changed is I left out the watercress and instead used arugala and I added more goat cheese because I love it so much! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2013
Great summer salad Very delicious and easy. Will definitely be a favorite summer salad recipe! Pros: Refreshing taste Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2013
Yummy! I thought the dressing was a bit bland so I opted for a bottled poppyseed I had on hand and it was delicious. I will definitely make this salad again and again. Pros: easy delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
yummy!!!:) i love it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
very light and refreshing on a hot humid day. loved the combination of strawberries and goat cheese. We will definately make this one again!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We've made this several times. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
It's a GREAT recipe and so simple. I make it for my family and guests during strawberry season all of the time. My 3yr old and 1yr old enjoy it when I make it more "kid-friendly"...remove nuts and add whole wheat pasta with salad greens. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Put this in a salad bowl and I guarantee that by the end of dinner the bowl will be empty. I've served it twice and my friends completely finished the bowl. This is a recipe that will make me regret the end of summer and fresh strawberries. P.S. I left out the watercress (I'm not a fan of it). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Great Salad! I loved loved loved this salad recipe! I did have to make some adjustments to the dressing only because it was a bit too tart for me and my husband. I added a tablespoon of honey. I can't wait to make this dish again. Read More