Spinach and Hazelnut Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spinach and Hazelnut Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

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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  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2009

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 09, 2010

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."


20 Ratings

Aug 24, 2010

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

Oct 24, 2006

This was really yummy but it made so much I'll put the dressing on the side.

Aug 31, 2010

I liked the idea of this recipe, my taste buds just didn't agree with the avocado being a part of this salad. Next time I think I may omit it, at least personally since my husband liked it. The dressing fell a little flat for me and I think needed something more (maybe a little Dijon mustard?). Thank you as I like the salad mix itself and it was a hit with my husband :).

Dec 28, 2010

Hubby and I hosted our first Christmas Eve dinner this year. We used all recipes we got off allrecipe.com. I left off the raisins and we did use croutons instead of the cereal. I never really cooked much before, hubby is a great cook. The vinigrette on this was good but I really didn't taste much of the strawberry in it but maybe I should have purchased a better quality preserve (money was kinda tight after we purchased the meat !!) Still was really good, will make again.

Jan 29, 2010

I had been looking for a fruity vinaigrette. While I didn't make the salad from this recipe, I did make the dressing, using red wine vinegar in place of balsamic, and with strawberry marmalade. (I live in Lima, Peru, sometimes you have to make do with what you can find) It was delicious. I used it over a simple spinach salad, and I can't get enough.

Oct 13, 2009

I made this recipe for dinner guests who are major foodies. They couldn't stop eating it and commenting on how good it is!! I used some hazelnuts that I purchased at a farmer's market in Portland, Oregon. I used raspberry preserve and it was great. The shredded wheat cereal was very unique and my guests liked the novelty. I substituted craisins because I did not have golden raisins. I love it!


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  • Calories
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 27.7 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 7.8 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

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

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