Spinach Salad with Sweet Roasted Pecans and Gorgonzola with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette

by Cate on December 27, 2004

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1 package triple-washed spinach
3 to 4 handfuls pecan halves
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
A few pinches sugar
A few pinches salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
1-1/2 tablespoons stoneground mustard
2 small shallots, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small wedge Gorgonzola, crumbled (about 2 ounces)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place spinach in serving bowl. Toss pecans with vegetable oil, sugar and salt. Lay out on baking sheet. Roast until shade darker and aromatic, about 7 to 8 minutes. Set aside. Make dressing by combining olive oil, vinegar, mustard, shallots, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisking together or place in sealable container and shake. Toss spinach with dressing, Gorgonzola and pecans. Serve.

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