Sunday, July 12, 2009

Auntie's Spinach Salad

My sister brought this salad to a barbecue and it was a big hit. Very delicious, and very good for you, too.

Combine for a dressing:

Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
A couple of tbl. orange juice concentrate
Lemon juice and just a tiny bit of finely grated rind
Dijon mustard
Sesame oil (just a drop)
Tobasco (just a drop)
Salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper
Sugar to taste (if too sour)

For the salad:

Shelled edamame (fresh soybeans--find them in the freezer section), cooked just slightly
Sugared walnuts (or maybe roasted salted sunflower or pumpkin seeds... hmmm.... sugared pumpkin seeds sound good)*
Dried cranberries
Optional: Crumbled gorgonzola or feta cheese

*Sugared walnuts: Just follow the directions for Sugared Almonds substituting walnuts

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