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    These are a Few of My Favorite Things' Spinach Salad for 2

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    12 mins

    10 mins

    2 mins

    Cookgirl's Note:

    From a local Middle Eastern/Mediterranean take-out restaurant in town. I added a few of my own twists. Be sure the dried cherries you use for this recipe are tart to balance the flavor correctly. No eggplants were harmed in the making of this salad. Use unbleached white sugar or agave nectar for a vegan version.

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    • 4 cups baby spinach leaves, washed and spun dried
    • 2 tablespoons dried tart cherries (read intro)
    • 2 tablespoons toasted walnut halves
    • 1 small shallot, cut into thin crescents
    • 1 small sweet blood orange, cut into small segments (ok to substitute standard orange)



    1. 1
      Prepare the vinaigrette by placing the honey (or sugar) and water in a non-reactive pan; bring to a boil. Boil until mixture is reduced by half.
    2. 2
      Remove from heat and whisk in the vinegar, oil, orange blossom water, rose water and cinnamon.
    3. 3
      Set aside to cool to room temperature. Season with salt and cracked black pepper, to taste.
    4. 4
      Combine all the salad ingredients in a bowl and toss gently with the vinaigrette.
    5. 5
      Arrange on two salad plates.
    6. 6
      Serve with whole wheat pita bread or French baguette.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 14, 2011


      Well, THE PICKY ONE didn't like it but the rest of us were in heaven! This is so delicious. You can't pick out exactly WHY the dressing is so good because no one flavor overpowers another. I did use canned mandarin oranges because I didn't find blood oranges (maddening since i saw them a few weeks ago) and I subbed pecans for the walnuts. I will be making this again soon because I have a HUGE bag of baby spinach to use! Thank you, CG! MAde for NA/ME Tag. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for These are a Few of My Favorite Things' Spinach Salad for 2

    Serving Size: 1 (120 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 164.6
    Calories from Fat 74
    Total Fat 8.3 g
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 49.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 18.4 g
    Protein 3.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    blood oranges

    white balsamic vinegar

    orange blossom water

    rose water

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