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Maple Spinach Salad

Pure maple syrup adds body and rich flavor to the dressing, providing a perfect counterpoint to the smoked cheese.

Maple Spinach salad
Use pure maple syrup for desirable taste


  • 12 cups torn mature spinach leaves or baby spinach

  • 3 mini cucumbers, sliced on the bias

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup shredded smoked cheese, such as Gouda or Cheddar

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted


  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard

  • 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp. oil

  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or organic syrup


  1. Toss spinach and cucumbers in a large serving bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring often, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add vinegar and maple syrup; bring to a boil. Stir in salt and pepper.

  3. Immediately pour the dressing over the spinach and cucumbers. Toss and sprinkle with cheese and pecans. Serve immediately.

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