Spinach salad with warm spicy citrus dressing

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 -3
    cups young spinach, washed,trimmed and patted dry
  • 12
    red bell pepper, cut into long thin ribbons
  • 4
    tablespoons shelled sunflower seeds
  • Dressing
  • 1
    orange, juice of
  • 12
    lemon, juice of
  • 2
    teaspoons oil (use canola, or a mixture or a flavorful nut oil and canola)
  • 1
    teaspoon softened cream cheese (light is ok)
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon chili flakes
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash, trim and dry the spinach.
  • Cut the red pepper in to decorative strips.
  • Make the dressing: In a small pan, combine the juices and the oil over medium heat.
  • Heat, stirring briskly until bubbling and the oil begins to emulsify with the juices.
  • Add the cream cheese and stir until it is entirely melted and incorporated.
  • Add the chili flakes and take off the heat.
  • Arrange the spinach and the red pepper on 2 plates.
  • Sprinkle the sunflower seeds on top of the salads and around the edge of the plate.
  • (Can be made ahead of time up to this point).
  • Strain the dressing through a fine seive.
  • Return to the pan and reheat if it is not still warm.
  • Pour hot over the salads and enjoy immediately.
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