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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spinach Apple Salad

I was looking for a quick salad to accompany our Sweet Potato and Kale Soup, so I turned to my favorite recipe generator, allrecipes.com. I love plugging ingredients into its search and seeing what recipe options it comes up with! This spinach salad wasn't anything special, but it was easy to throw together and I had all of the ingredients on hand. Next time, I think I'd like to try a different dressing. I also think some blue cheese would go great in this!

**Ha and while typing this up, I realized I misread the directions and didn't properly coat the apple, etc. in the dressing. It probably would've been better this way!

Ingredients (to serve 4):
-2 cups torn spinach
-2 cups torn romaine (I used all spinach)
-1 granny smith apple, chopped (not peeled)
-1/4 cup raisins
-1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped (would've preferred red onion)
-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
-2 tablespoons cider vinegar
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon sugar

1. In a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
2. Add apple, onion, and raisins. Toss lightly to coat. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
3. Just before serving, add apples, onion, and raisins to the spinach/romaine and toss.