January 6, 2016

Recipe File: Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

Healthy Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

Confession time. I love spinach, but whenever I eat it (except for my smoothies) I always pull off the stems. Come to think of it, I don't eat broccoli stems either...how weird is that?

Stems or no stems this salad is REALLY good and is perfect as a quick lunch or dinner, especially if you're trying to get back on the health track. The creamy citrus honey dressing gives it a burst of tang and sweetness, helping to brighten the overall flavor, you get a savory punch with the onion and mushrooms while the egg adds some protein. If you're sick of the same ol' boring salads, you'll definitely want to try this one!

Healthy Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing

Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Honey Dressing
Ingredients
Spinach
Red onion, sliced
Mushrooms, sliced
Olive Oil
Feta Cheese
Egg, hard-boiled and sliced

Dressing: (adapted from The Pioneer Woman)
1/4 c Orange Juice (or 1 medium-sized orange)
1 tsp Honey
1 Clove Garlic, chopped finely or grated
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1 tbsp. Plain Greek Yogurt

Heat olive oil in pan over medium heat and add onions. Cook for several minutes and then add the sliced mushrooms and continue to sautée. Remove from heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, combine the orange juice, honey, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a mason jar and shake to mix. Add in the Greek yogurt and continue to shake until thoroughly mixed; taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Place spinach in a bowl and top with a few drizzles of dressing, the onions and mushrooms, feta cheese and sliced egg. Dig in!


6 comments:

  1. This Spinach Salad looks yummy! I will have to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. The salad looks sublime and I love the dressing.It sounds amazing with the yogurt and orange juice in it to make it creamy.

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  3. Mm eggs and feta...two of my favorites!

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  4. Thank you for sharing. I love this kind of salad. I will have to give the dressing a try.

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  5. Looks good! I always make my own dressing but never thought to try putting honey in it.

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