The Wiivers

VTV – Spinach Salad
May 30, 2008, 2:05 pm
Filed under: Grilling, Healthy Foods, Vindicate the Vegetable

Jen is my brand new co-host for VTV chose Spinach as this week’s veggie.  A few years ago I didn’t think I liked spinach.  The only time I ever had spinach was the frozen kind that my dad liked to cook in vinegar (? I don’t know if that’s what it was, but that’s what it smelled like).  Yucky!  Then, when I met John I started having dinner at his parents house.  Eating at someone else’s house is always somewhat adventurous… what happens if they cook something I don’t like?  Do I suck it up and eat it or politely pass on the dish?  Well, soon after John and I started dating his step-mom Patti made spinach salad… hmmm, what should I do.  Should I eat it polietly or just pass?  Well, I decided to take a small helping of it, and guess what? I loved it!  I use spinach in most all of my salads now.  So I present to you, Patti’s spinach salad that changed my mind. 🙂

Mandarin Orange Spinach Salad

Spinach (I used 3/4 of a bag)
1/4 cup oil
1/8 cup red wine vinegar (I didn’t have any, so I used balasamic vinegar)
1/2 cup candied almonds (I used pecans since that’s what I had)
1 can mandarin oranges

To candy the nuts, put 3 tablespoons of sugar into a nonstick skillet and turn onto medium-high heat. When most of the sugar is glossy and melted, add the nuts.  (I added several handfuls of pecans) Stir to coat, then slip onto a piece of wadded aluminum foil.  Caution: These are very very hot when they come out of the skillet.


Assemble the salad at the very last moment so the dressing doesn’t make the spinach too soggy, enjoy!


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I absolutely adore spinach in salads! I also eat it on Subway sandwiches to get a little extra veggie in me. : ) YUMMY looking picture!

Comment by mrsabybaby

Raw spinach tastes so much different from cooked. My dh hates the cooked kind but will eat it raw any day.

Comment by Dawn

[…] Love Sweet Love made Spinach Salad […]

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Hey Guess what? I am growing spinach at my house!! Yummy.

Comment by Kyla

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