Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

A very light and sweet salad, no oil is used in this recipe. The cayenne pepper gives the sweet dressing a little heat and the lemon zest adds some tartness.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first five ingredients in large serving bowl and toss lightly.
  2. In small bowl combine remaining ingredients for dressing and stir until honey has dissolved. Can pour over entire salad or serve on the side and apply to each individual salad bowl.
  3. If you want to wilt the spinach a little, you can warm the dressing up before adding it to the salad.
  4. Garnish with additional shaved Asiago cheese.


Most Helpful

This was just okay. I left out the pecans for the nut-haters in the house; I'm sure they would have made it better, but still not great. I can see how others might really like it, it just didn't do it for us.

Elisa72 October 24, 2009

I used dried strawberries in place of fresh. (I never buy fresh strawberries out of season.) I reduced the cheese to 1/2 cup and the same with the sun-dried tomatoes. The flavor combination is delicious but the balance of flavors is off considerably. That shouldn't stop you from trying the salad. It didn't stop me. cg 4 stars for flavor and color.

COOKGIRl January 20, 2009

This was really good, I used dried cranberries instead of strawberries and only used a small amount of the cheese as the previous reviewer said. It was really good. Thanks for posting

kzbhansen January 11, 2009

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a