Friday, October 18, 2013

Spinach - Apple salad with toasted Almonds

Yesterday we received beautiful spinach with our weekly CSA share plus we are having the apple best apple harvest ever {from Alena's apple tree} so why not use both together in a perfect was so good and the picture does not give it justice...

Spinach - Apple Salad with toasted Almonds - adapted from recipe by New Seasons Market

  • 3/4 lb fresh spinach, washed and torn into pieces
  • 1 large apple cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds coarsely chopped {I toasted mine in the oven at 350 for about 1/2 hr}
  • 6 Tbs Olive Oil 
  • 4 Tbs Cider Vinegar {or more to taste}
  • 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbs Maple Syrup
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. In a salad bowl combine olive oil with vinegar, then slowly
  2. add the mustard and combine well
  3. add Maple Syrup, salt as well as pepper.  Adjust flavors according to taste
  4. When about ready to serve 
  5. add spinach, onion slices, apple together with almonds to the salad bowl.  Toss with the dressing until all is dressed.


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