Do you ever have those days that you just want to eat a salad? I’m not a big salad person, but from time-to-time, I’ll make sure to buy a bag of baby spinach or spring mix and throw random ingredients together with a homemade dressing.
Tonight I made a simple spinach salad with Feta crumbles and some glazed walnuts with a dressing made from olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar. It turned out quite delicious and refreshing. Enjoy!
Yield: 4-6 servings
INGREDIENTS for DRESSING
3/4 cup olive oil (use extra-virgin)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
INGREDIENTS for SALAD
6 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup Feta crumbles (Athenos is a great and affordable brand)
Use a salad dressing mixer bottle and add all ingredients to it and shake until well combined.
NOTE: This dressing makes double the dressing you’ll need, so you can store it in the fridge and re-use it on another salad for the week.
Combine spinach, walnuts, and feta in a salad bowl and drizzle just enough dressing (to your liking). Toss and serve.
Pretty much you can always edit this recipe and add different nuts like pecans, pine nuts, or almonds. You can also add pear or apple slices. Or dried cranberries, blueberries, and raisins.