Posts tagged ‘salad’

April 9, 2011

Sesame Spinach Salad

Sesame Spinach Salad
Sesame Spinach Salad
1 1/2 lbs. spinach, stemmed and rinsed
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 T. soy sauce
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. Asian sesame oil
2 T. toasted sesame seeds
In large pan, bring about 3 cups water to boil.  Add half the spinach until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.  Spoon out spinach into strainer then transfer to a bowl of ice water.  Repeat with remaining spinach.  Strain spinach from ice water and remove as much water as possible.  You can use paper towers to ring the water out of the spinach.
Combine the wine, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil.  Mix dried out spinach with the dressing and chill up to 4 hours.  
When ready to serve, divide spinach into 4 or 6 cylindrical bundles.  Squeeze bundles to compact the leaves.  Place bundle on plate then drizzle with some of remaining dressing and top with toasted sesame seeds.  
This dish is colorful, healthy and fairly simple to prepare.  It is a perfect side to tuna, salmon or any other light fish.  The ingredients in the spinach salad are worth buying.  They last and we will be sure to use them again in recipes to come!!  It will help make things even more simple later!! 
April 9, 2011

Poppyseed Spinach Salad

This is a simple salad that can be thrown together anytime.  We love a good, healthy salad with almost any meal.  Spinach is so full of antioxidants and vitamins that are beneficial to our health.  Choosing raw spinach in a salad, rather then iceberg, romaine, etc., automatically gives you more vitamins and minerals.  I like to keep these ingredients, as well as others to change it up a bit, on hand.  This salad is perfect alone, topped with some protein, or to start any meal.  It’s so easy to make and I promise you will love it!
Poppyseed Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach leaves, washed
Poppyseed dressing, Brianna’s is my favorite
golden raisins
sunflower seeds
feta cheese
Mix all ingredients and enjoy!!!