Thursday, January 17, 2013

Spinach Salad

The Week #3 ingredient challenge sponsored by Judy L. at The Patchwork Place last week was spinach.  Lets just say, I love spinach.  It is easy to grow, some will be sprouting in my garden as soon as the snow melts.  It makes a great salad.  It adds tons of vitamins and minerals to food without a lot of time or effort, just stir some in at the end of your prep time.  It wilts, is a great bright green color if fresh and doesn’t take much effort.  If the fresh stuff is getting to the end of its life, do a little cooking and in the freezer it goes to be added to the stir fry or whatever. 
My favorite fresh item to make with spinach is “Spinach Tomato Salad”.
spinach salad
This salad prep is quick, healthy and very tasty. 
Spinach Tomato Salad
1 package of cherry tomatoes sliced in half
1 T. basil
1 t. Garlic-minced
1/2 c. Fresh Spinach—sliced
2-3 T. balsamic vinegar
1 t. olive oil  (optional)
Combine all items.  Let set at least 20-30 minutes, so all flavor co-mingle.  Enjoy.
The cherry style tomatoes were so plentiful last summer, this is a perfect way to use them up.  Other tomatoes can be cut up and used, but the final product will be much juicier. 


  1. That looks delicious! Think I'll go have a salad; just wish I had some spinach! I love it too! I'll add it to my grocery list. ---"Love"

  2. Oh yum! I like spinach too. This looks so tasty!