Saturday, February 7, 2009

Spinach Salad

I've had so many requests for this salad recipe so I thought I'd share it with you. I've made this for small group and even the men rave over it. It's a good way to get your greens in and it's super yummy and versatile. I've made many different versions of this salad simply using what I can find in the fridge.

Spinach Salad

1/2 cup cider vinegar
sugar(to taste)
1/2 cup canola oil
celery seed (dash or two) --not crucial, if you don't have it leave it out
salt & pepper to taste
(Tip: If it seems too bitter, add a touch more sugar. If it's too sweet add a little vinegar.)

1 bag of baby spinach
2 peeled and diced apples or pears (tossed in lemon juice to prevent browning)
4-6 oz. gorgonzola or blue cheese
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
**Optional: Dried cranberries

You can prepare the salad a couple hours before the party and keep it chilled but don't toss it with the dressing until just before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful picture! Did you take that? I love spinach, so I'm looking forward to trying this one!!! :)Thanks for all the recipes you've posted!