Watermelon Feta Spinach Salad

Summer is here. I’ve been taking advantage of the summer flavors of fruits and vegetables. Nothing compares like going to the store or farmer’s markets and buying fresh veggies and making simple salads. Watermelon is an excellent complement to a green salad. The flavors of the saltiness of Feta cheese and the sweetness of watermelon really make this salad irresistible. I love it and I highly recommend it. Enjoy!

Watermelon Feta Spinach Salad
Created on 06/05/13

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This salad makes enough servings for 2 people. For more servings just double the recipe to the size you need.

Salad:
4 large handfuls organic baby spinach washed and dried
1 cup of cubed seedless watermelon
¾ cup Feta cheese

Dressing:
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 cup olive oil

Whisk all dressing ingredients well. You can adjust the flavors of the dressing to suit to your taste. I did not add any sugar to the dressing because the balsamic vinegar was already sweet to me. If it is not sweet to you, add ½ teaspoon of brown sugar – whisk well and adjust accordingly.

Put all salad ingredients in a bowl, drizzle dressing on top, toss well and serve.

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Cranberry Walnut Spinach Salad

Today was a very busy day for me. I had a presentation I needed to prepare for and I did not have time to really cook anything. I put a couple nice sized potatoes in the oven to make baked potatoes and loaded them up with broccoli and Parmesan cheese. I had some baby spinach and decided to make a simple salad. I enjoy these types of salads. The salad had great flavor, dressed nicely with a simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It was an excellent meal choice for such a busy day. Perfect dinner for 2 people. Enjoy!

Cranberry Walnut Spinach Salad
Created on 11/13/2012

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Salad:
1 (10 oz) bag of organic baby spinach, washed and spun dry with salad spinner
½ cup of cran-raisins
½ cup of toasted walnuts
¼ cup of toasted pumpkin seeds

Dressing:
2 teaspoons of raw honey
¼ cup of balsamic vinegar
1/8 cup of olive oil
Salt and Pepper
1 garlic clove minced well

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a stoneware or cookie tray, spread walnuts and pumpkin seeds evenly and bake for approximately 10 minutes. Remove the nuts/seeds from the oven and let cool. In a glass bowl, mix the raw honey, vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic with a wire whisk. Season the vinaigrette dressing lightly with salt and pepper. Add the washed spinach, cran-raisins, and walnuts/pumpkin seeds and toss well.

 

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