Sunday, September 06, 2009

Lazy labor day weekend - spinach salads

I've been pretty lax about blogging these days, sorry about that folks. I'm savoring the last days of what is the wettest and coldest summer in Montreal I've ever lived through. We've had two weeks of weather and the rest is pretty much a wash.

I've been experimenting quite a bit with salads focusing on spinach. Here's a few recipes for you to try:

Strawberry Spinach Salad:

  • 1 bag of washed spinach
  • 1 pint of strawberries, stems removed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Dressing: equal parts red wine vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil - salt and pepper to taste.
Place the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the dressing separately and add in enough to cover but not drown the salad. Serve immediately.

Spinach, Egg and Mushroom Salad in Honey Dijon Dressing

  • 1 bag of washed spinach
  • 1 pint of sliced button mushrooms
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled and sliced ( I use locally produced free range, organic eggs)
  • 1/2 a small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Dressing: 2 tbs olive oil, 2 tbs apple cider vinegar, 1 tbs honey (organic), 1 tsp Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste.
Place the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine dressing separately and add into salad. Serve immediately.

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