Spinach and Hazelnut Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Spinach and Hazelnut Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette


"This salad has it all: great taste, protein, fiber, good fats, beautiful appearance, and it couldn't be easier to assemble. It will become one of your favorites. Vegan friendly! Give the shredded wheat a chance -- you might never want croutons on a salad again! Feel free to play with proportions of ingredients."


10 m servings 361 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 27.7 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.7g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, strawberry preserves, and black pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together spinach, lettuce, hazelnuts, raisins, red onion, and shredded wheat biscuits. Drizzle salad dressing over the salad, and toss gently to combine. Serve topped with sliced avocado.
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  1. 20 Ratings


Great inspiration for a variation on this - the dressing is delicious and I poured it over a salad of mixed greens, sliced strawberries and kiwis, goat cheese and walnuts. Tangy, sweet, and ref...

Wow. I am really surprised how good the other reviews are. I made this tonight, following the recipe exactly and it was awful. My husband and I love salads and have no aversions to spinach or...

GREAT - and very easy to make. I substituted hazelnuts with pecans, and it was just as good.

This was really yummy but it made so much I'll put the dressing on the side.

I liked the idea of this recipe, my taste buds just didn't agree with the avocado being a part of this salad. Next time I think I may omit it, at least personally since my husband liked it. The ...

Hubby and I hosted our first Christmas Eve dinner this year. We used all recipes we got off allrecipe.com. I left off the raisins and we did use croutons instead of the cereal. I never really...

I had been looking for a fruity vinaigrette. While I didn't make the salad from this recipe, I did make the dressing, using red wine vinegar in place of balsamic, and with strawberry marmalade....

I made this recipe for dinner guests who are major foodies. They couldn't stop eating it and commenting on how good it is!! I used some hazelnuts that I purchased at a farmer's market in Portl...

You have to like balsamic to like this dressing. It really stands out. I added fresh strawberries (mashed) and skipped the black pepper.