Scrumptious Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Scrumptious Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

  • Your favorite Dr. Kracker Crispbreads or Snackers
  • 1 6 oz. package pecan halves
  • 2 Tbls. butter, melted
  • 3 Tbls. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1/3 c. cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbls. pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbls. Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2/3 c. olive oil
  • 1 10 oz. package baby spinach
  • 1 Gala apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 4 oz. package goat cheese, crumbled

To prepare pecans: Preheat oven to 350F.  Toss pecans in butter and stir in sugar, ginger, curry powder, 1/8 tsp. salt, and ground red pepper.  Spread coated pecans in a single layer on an aluminum foil lined pan and bake for 10-13 minutes until toasted and fragrant.  Cool and separate with a fork.

To prepare vinaigrette: Whisk together cider vinegar with maple syrup, mustard, salt, and pepper.  Slowly add oil while whisking vigorously until well blended.

To prepare salad: Combine spinach with the sliced apple, onion, and goat cheese.  Toss vinaigrette into salad just before serving and sprinkle in pecans.  Serve with Dr. Kracker!