BaBy Spinach Salad with champagne Vinaigrette and maple glazed pecanS
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BaBy Spinach Salad with champagne Vinaigrette and
maple glazed pecanS
½ cup whole pecans
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
¼ cup pure maple syrup
In a bowl, add pecans and maple syrup. Toss until coated.
4 pears, firm but ripe
Place pecans on parchment lined baking sheet, reserving excess
maple syrup. Cook for 20 minutes or until done. Let cool.
2 tbsp champagne vinegar
1 shallot, diced
Slice pears to desired thickness (approximately 1/8-inch) and coat in
Juice of 1 lemon
reserved maple syrup. On high heat cook for 1 minute. Reduce heat
1 tsp Dijon mustard
and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
2 tbsp maple syrup
Whisk together vinegar, shallots, lemon juice, mustard and remaining
½ cup olive oil
maple syrup. While still whisking, drizzle in olive oil to emulsify.
1 handful per person baby spinach
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
1 ½ cups Grano Padano
Toss spinach with dressing and all ingredients, reserving some for