Spinach and Citrus Salad with Sweet and Spicy Pecans

3 cups fresh spinach, washed and dried, cut into chiffonade
2 green onions, chopped
1 orange, supremed and halved
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup pecan halves
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons orange or grapefruit juice (or a combination)
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put the spinach and green onions in large salad bowl and sprinkle with the halved citrus supremes. In a small saute pan over medium heat, add the butter and sugar and stir until the butter is melted. Add the pecans and toss until the pecans begin to brown. Stir in the rosemary and cayenne and stir just a few seconds to release the aroma. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle the pecans on the salad while still warm. In a small bowl, add the mustard, juice, canola oil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Whisk until emulsified. Drizzle the dressing over salad and serve.

4 servings
Prep & Cooking Time:
20 minutes
Skill Level: