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Spinach and Hazelnut Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Spinach and Hazelnut Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

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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.

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  • 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


  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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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 refreshing!

Dee Schwesinger

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 avocado, but agree that this is the worst salad we've ever had. He even said to me, "Please don't make this one again."


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