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Friday, April 27, 2012

Salad of the Week: Basic Spinach Salad


My husband had a genius idea to start doing "Salad of the Week," as a new series on here. I've mentioned before that we are continuously working on improving our diets and adding in more fruits and veggies, and part of what we've done is had one night a week that is salad night, where all we eat for dinner is salad and maybe a baked potato. Since we don't want to eat the same thing every week, we'll be mixing it up with new exciting salads, and I will be posting those on here. If there are any particular ones you'd like to see, let me know! 


Basic Spinach Salad
5 oz Spinach leaves
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
1 cucumber, sliced
1 celery stalk, sliced
1/4 cup toasted walnuts

Dressing
(from All Recipes)
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 teaspoon grated onion
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1. Toss the salad ingredients in a bowl. 
2. In a blender or food processor, combine sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard and onion and process for 20 seconds. 
3. After blended, gradually add in the oil with a slow steady stream. 
4. Stir in poppy seeds, then pour over salad. 





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