July 9, 2010

Spinach Salad with Apples and Cheddar

Spinach Salad with Apples & Cheddar

I'm not bored with eating salads. Not yet, at least.

I'm not sure when it begins to happen, that moment that I am done done done with eating another salad green but so far, so good. I find with so many different salad dressings and combinations of ingredients together for the salad, it staves off the boredom of eating greens.

I wasn't sure if my hubby would go for the green onion salad dressing but he was pleasantly surprised, as I was with it. I also thought that the grated cheddar added an interesting touch.

Have a super weekend folks!

(And if you need some more salad ideas, hit my archives here.)


Spinach Salad with Apples and Cheddar
makes 8 servings

1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp wine vinegar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped

1 lb spinach
2 apples, diced & tossed with 2 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup toasted almonds
1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese of your choice, grated

For the dressing: combine oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, sour cream and onions. Cover and thoroughly chill it before serving.

Combine salad ingredients (spinach, apples, almonds and cheddar cheese). Toss with the salad dressing and serve.

Recipe adapted from: Apple and_spinach_salad_with_cheddar


Chelsey said...

I love salads, but you are right. By the end to middle of summer I get to the point where I just can't face another salad...give me something with a meaty texture! And less resembling rabbit food.

This one looks simple enough to whip up on the fly. I usually always have these ingredients on hand.

lequan@luvtoeat said...

Your salad looks yummers Maki! I really should make salad more but I'm just so lazy...yes, tsk tsk. Never heard of green onions dressing before, interesting. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a lively weekend as well.

Maki said...

I love recipes that use simple ingredients that you have on hand.

I get lazy with salad too, especially when it comes to washing it. That's why in the winter months I always buy the pre-washed packages.

Amy B. said...

I love salads! And can I just mention, the photo looks really good. :-) Salad always makes me feel healthy, haha. Because I'm also a heavy meat-eater, I always try to balance my meals by having a salad on the side! thanks for sharing this, now i got another salad recipe to try. If you don't mind I would like to share this as well to other Foodista readers. If you'd just add the foodista widget for sour cream at the end of this post and you're all set, Thanks! and keep it up

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