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Pure maple syrup, as opposed to artificially flavored and colored “pancake” syrup, is an extraordinary cooking ingredient. Here it adds body as well as rich flavor to the dressing, providing a perfect counterpoint to the smoked cheese.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1999




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Instructions Checklist
  • Toast pecans in a small dry skillet over low heat, stirring often, until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

  • Toss spinach and cucumber in a salad bowl.

  • Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add vinegar and maple syrup and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Immediately pour the dressing over the spinach and cucumber. Toss well and sprinkle with cheese and toasted pecans.

Nutrition Facts

163 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 11.8g; dietary fiber 2.3g; sugars 7.5g; fat 11.5g; saturated fat 2.3g; cholesterol 7.1mg; vitamin a iu 6764.1IU; vitamin c 21.9mg; folate 147.9mcg; calcium 136.3mg; iron 2.2mg; magnesium 71.7mg; potassium 530.9mg; sodium 183.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.