Spinach Basil Salad with Pine Nut Dressing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 min

This I had years ago at Woodrow's Bar and Restaraunt. I wrote for the recipe and got it!! It's fabulous!! I've also made it with grilled chicken and served it on top for a Heartier Meal!! It's refreshing in the summer with fresh basil out of the garden.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dressing-Put pine nut in a food processor add whole egg,shallots, and lemon juice,Puree.
  2. Slowly add oil in a stream alternate with vinegar till all is incorporated.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Salad-- On 8 plates arrange 2 1/2 ounces of spinach leaves and 12 basil leaves.
  5. Divide dressing over the salads.
  6. Top with 1 tablespoon of cheese and 1 tablespoon of pine nuts.


Most Helpful

This salad is so good, I added in a small amount of fresh garlic, salt and black pepper to the dressing, I love the taste of the pine nuts in this dressing and in the salad also, my DS who is very picky of what kind of salads he eats really enjoyed this salad, I served it with grilled steaks tonight, I will be making this again soon, great salad, thanks Rita!...Kitten

Kittencal@recipezazz May 04, 2006

The dressing was good...creamy and nutty. I had a difficult time translating some of the ingredients into measurable amounts. Since math is not my strong suit I figured that 1/4 of an ounce is about a tablespoon, it tasted right. I felt the dressing needed some salt and put in about 1/2 teaspoon. We loved the addition of whole basil leaves with the spinach, and I'll do that again with other salads in the future.

Geema March 01, 2003

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