It’s March, so in our minds, it’s officially Spring! Here is a great fresh spinach salad recipe to get you in the Spring spirit:
1/2 cup of walnut pieces
1 tsp of white sugar
Pinch of cardamon
3 cups of baby spinach
2 cups of romaine lettuce, chopped
1 cup of sliced strawberries
2-3 tbsp feta cheese
2-3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
* Balsamic Dijon Dressing (See recipe below)
*Make the Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette then set aside.
Heat a small skillet over medium low heat. Add the walnut pieces, sugar and cardamon. Stir often until the sugar caramelizes and sticks to the walnut and the walnuts are toasted. Remove from the heat and let cool.
Combine the spinach and romaine lettuce to a large serving bowl. Top with sliced strawberries, cooled walnuts, feta cheese and pomegranate seeds. Toss with the vinaigrette and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Balsamic Dijon Dressing
1/4 cup of canola oil
1 1/2 – 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp honey
1/4 tsp sugar
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Combine the oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, honey, sugar, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes prior to serving it with a salad so the flavors have time to mingle.
*Recipe and Photo courtesy of fortheloveofcooking.net