Spinach and Melon Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

Holly Clegg, author of trim & Terrific Gulf Coast Favorites


Spinach and Melon Salad with Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

Looking for a great summer salad that’s refreshing, colorful, and jam-packed with flavor? Here it is! Give your taste buds a thrill with this fruity spinach salad accented with Maple Pecans, if desired.

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Ingredients

Spinach and Melon Salad

  • 1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • Honey Citrus Vinaigrette (recipe below)
  • Maple Pecans (optional, recipe below)

Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dash hot sauce

Maple Pecans

Simple and adds that extra enticing crunch and sweetness to any salad or use as a snack.

  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Preparation

Spinach and Melon Salad

  1. In large bowl, combine together all ingredients.
  2. Toss with Honey Citrus Dressing (recipe below) and Maple Pecans (recipe below).

Honey Citrus Vinaigrette

  1. In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients.

Maple Pecans

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In small bowl, mix together pecans and maple syrup. Spread on prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes 6 servings

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Spinach and Melon Salad with Vinaigrette

  • Calories: 77
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 29mg
  • Carbohydrate: 1:4g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Diabetic Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

Maple Pecans

  • Calories: 40
  • Calories from fat: 72%
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Carbohydrate: 3g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat