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  • 1 Bag Fresh spinach
  • 2 apricots or nectarines
  • 1/4 cup candied walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • Balsamic vinaigrette see below for recipe

Balsamic Dressing from The Food Network:

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar optional*
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Beat the vinegar in a bowl with the optional sugar, garlic, salt and pepper until sugar and salt dissolves. Then beat in the oil by droplets, whisking constantly. (Or place all the ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake to combine.) Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  • Toss a few tablespoons of the dressing with the salad mix and desired salad ingredients, top with blue cheese and serve immediately.
  • If not using dressing right away, cover and refrigerate, whisking or shaking again before use.
  • *If using a good quality balsamic vinegar you should not need the sugar, but if using a lesser quality you might want the sugar to round out the dressing.