I am so enjoying my membership with Community Homestead's CSA this year. The produce is even better than I remembered.
This spinach salad was so delicious. I don't know if it was just the freshness of the spinach, the variety, or the flavor combination. I think it was a combination of all three.
Spinach is one of the healthiest greens you can eat. And fresh spinach keeps all of it's delightful nutrients, so it's a great option if you're really looking to pack a nutritional punch. D isn't a good produce eater so I have to be creative about how to get several servings into him each day.
The dressing recipe makes a large amount, great for future salads. Once you make this one, you're going to want to make more!
Sweet Spinach Salad
Spinach, a big bowl full--washed and tough stems removed. Spin dry if you're able
Goat cheese, 1/2 of a small log
1-2 Fuji apples, cored and chopped
1/2 small onion, diced
1/4 cup chopped almonds
Poppy Seed dressing:
In a blender, whirl until smooth:
1 large slice onion
1/4 cup plus 1 tsp white sugar
1/4 tsp dried mustard powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 TB cider vinegar
1/4 cup plus 2 TB canola oil
1 3/4 tsp poppy seeds.
Toss salad with a very small amount of dressing. Add just enough that the leaves are coated. Serve and enjoy!