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Spinach Salad with Grapefruit Dressing March 10, 2011

Filed under: Salad,Vegetarian — krandle @ 8:53 pm
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This recipe is all courtesy of my roommate. She made it once last fall when I had people over for a dinner that included a spicy carrot soup that I’m sure I’ll post about later–and she and I have been hooked ever since.

It’s just one of those recipes you should keep in your back pocket for when someone asks you to bring the salad to the party. You don’t want to show up looking like a boring jerk with a couple of bags of lettuce and a cucumber.

Spinach Salad with Grapefruit Dressing

Spinach leaves (and any other dark green, leafy stuff you like)
Dried cranberries (sweetened is good)
Sugar roasted pecans (you are allowed to use walnuts only if you use the “Butter Toffee Glazed Walnuts” that Emerald Nuts makes)
Goat cheese (lots)
Avocado slices (optional–but if they’re on sale, they’re not optional)

Awesome Grapefruit Dressing

Juice from one large grapefruit
1/4 cup vegetable oil (or “salad oil,” if you’re old school)
1/4 cup (or less) honey
2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
2 Tbs. chopped onion or shallot
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. poppy seeds (optional)
Dash of pepper


One Response to “Spinach Salad with Grapefruit Dressing”

  1. […] of batter at a time. At this point, I added chopped pecans. (And I had some leftover from making a wonderful spinach salad, so threw those in for some added crunch and […]

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