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Holiday Spinach Salad

Holiday Spinach Salad



  • 8 cups bite-size pieces fresh spinach
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup honeydew melon balls
  • 1/2 cup broken pecans, toasted*
  • 1/2 cup julienne strips Gouda or Edam cheese (3 ounces)

Ginger-Lime Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. In large serving bowl, mix all salad ingredients.
  2. In tightly covered container, shake all dressing ingredients until well blended. Pour over salad; toss to coat.

Makes 8 servings (about 1 1/2 cups each).

* To toast pecans, cook them in an ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until you can smell the toasted aroma.

You can double or triple this, depending on the number of guests you'll be serving.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 165 (Calories from Fat 100 ); Total Fat 11 g (Saturated Fat 3 g); Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 190 mg; Total Carbohydrate 14 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g); Protein 4 g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 58 %; Vitamin C 48 %; Calcium 12 %; Iron 6 %

Exchanges: 1 Fruit

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills.


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