I'm usually drawn to bright and colourful salads but this lovely spinach salad came about purely by chance. There was a big sale on spinach so I had picked up a few bunches and a couple of days later I still had spinach in my fridge begging to be eaten while it was still fresh. I grabbed the spinach and a crisp cucumber, some mushrooms - which I love in spinach salads, and a green onion from the crisper. I was looking for something else to throw in and the green and white theme inspired me to add the sesame seeds, almonds and walnuts. The seeds and nuts complimented the salad by adding flavour and a pop of texture. Make this salad as an appetizer for any meal or enjoy it on it's own for lunch!
1/2 cup Olive oil
1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp White vinegar
1 Tbsp White sugar
Pinch of Salt
4 cups Fresh Spinach
1 Green Onion
1 Tbsp Sesame seeds
4 Tbsp Slivered or sliced almonds
4 Tbsp Chopped Walnuts
1. Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl or you can make ahead and keep in a jar in the refrigerator.
1. Put spinach in a large bowl
2. Chop vegetables and add to bowl
3. Add dressing and toss salad
4. Sprinkle sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds on top and serve!
Makes 4 appetizer salads
I encourage you, as with all of my recipes, to adjust the flavours to suit your taste. If you like a dressing with a little more zing, add a splash more vinegar. If you like it a little sweeter, you can add a pinch more sugar. Taste your food as you're making it and make small adjustments. If you're watching your total grams of fat and want to reduce the fat - just skip the almonds and walnuts, this will bring the count down to only 6 grams of fat per serving. Enjoy!
Have a great day and Love Good Food! ❤️
Wife, mother and pilot, with a passion for good food.