Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Simple Spinach Salad

This was so tasty and yet so minimal.... words right from my husbands mouth "This salad is bomb." Wow, I thought to myself, really??? "Why do you think so honey???" I asked. "Well, the dressing is really different, a good change up- and the flavors go really well together- AND it's spinach, so it's real good for you and stuff."
So there you have it folks, try adding this to your entree. You might really like the change up.

Spinach Salad for two:
3 large handfuls of baby spinach
1/4 cup almonds, toasted
handful of cranraisins
1/4 yellow bell pepper, sliced

1/4 cup olive oil
2 TBSP red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp agave (or honey)
pinch of sea salt
* This will make more than enough dressing for 2, so make it in a craft to store for later.

Self explanatory right?? You know, wash & spin your spinach, add your sliced pepper and cranraisins, and to toast the almond slices just add a thin slice of butter to a hot pan and put in your almonds while continually stirring them so they don't burn- just for a few minutes, then remove them from the pan to cool. Add them to the salad right before putting the dressing on. Dress, toss and serve!


ccdean said...

Is there something I can use as a substitute for agave? I have never used it and plan to get some the next time I am at Trader Joe's, but in the mean time I would like to try this dressing out.

Andrea said...

Yes Christy, you can definitely use honey or just regular sugar, agave is just used to sweeten the dressing up, so really, you could use any of those things and it would probably turn out just fine! Hope that helps, let me know how it goes! :)

CC said...

Andrea, is red wine in the dressing, or is it red wine vinegar? I am making this dressing for lunch today, so I hope you get this comment really soon!
Thanks, Carolyn

Andrea said...

Ahhh!! It's red wine VINEGAR!!! Shoot thanks for catching my mistake!