Salads from Noodles & Company
Very Berry Spinach Salad
Recipe for the Home Chef
Serves 4 regular salads or 6-8 small sides


• 12 oz. bag of spinach
• ¼ cup red onion, sliced thinly
• 1 ¼ cups croutons
• ¾ cup of your favorite balsamic vinaigrette
• 4 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
• ½ cup pecans, chopped
• ½ cup blue cheese
• 1 ½ cups strawberries, cut into bite sized pieces
• Balsamic glaze, see recipe below

Glaze Preparation:
• In a sauce pan, mix ½ cup balsamic vinegar and 3 Tbs. honey. If you would like it sweeter, simply add more honey
• Bring glaze to a boil, then simmer whisking regularly until it thickens slightly and becomes syrupy, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely before placing over top of salad


• Mix the spinach, croutons, onions and balsamic vinaigrette in a large bowl
• Place the ingredients on top of the salad in the following order: bacon, pecans, blue cheeses and strawberries