Warm Spinach Salad W/ Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Feta and Nuts

"An incredible salad. Cook so the spinach just gets warm and coated with the carmalized onion dressing! It smelled and tasted so good, I'm going to have to wait until next time to snap a picture of it. I usually serve this salad with some sort of white fish and other veggie as a main course. It may seem like a lot of butter, but it's what makes up the dressing and is necessary. I used "I can't believe it's not Butter" to cut the saturated fat in half that real butter would give and it came out great! The idea for this salad came out of a vegetables book in the grocery store and was a real winner!"
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  • Melt the butter in a deep frying pan or pot that will eventually be able to handle all the spinach being tossed around in it.
  • Toss in the onions and mushrooms and turn down the heat to medium low / low medium. Allow onions and mushrooms to caramelize for approx 30 minutes until onions are soft, transparent and golden stirring occasionally. This is a prime time to get the main course a cookin! These onions can be made well in advance and then reheated for just the moment you want to serve the salad. If the onions start to dry out with the amount of butter used add a little more. 4 Tbsp Butter worked out for me at the heat I caramelized the onions on.
  • Stir in the squirt of anchovy paste (optional), pine nuts (or nut of choice) and the crumbled feta a little sea salt and black pepper for taste with the caramelized onions and mushrooms. Once these are somewhat warm and melted, carefully fold in the spinach leaves until they're all coated, making sure not to cook too long. We don't want them soggy or wilted, just coated and warm. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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  1. This was soooo good. DH kept saying all night how great it was. Will make this one all the time. Didn't have the anchovy but could only add to the wonderful flavors.
  2. This sounded so good, I just had to make it and my DH was really glad I did. He had 2 helpings so next time I am going to double the recipe so we can have more of it! It's a keeper!


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