Spinach Salad

Those of you who got a nice clean spinach in your shares can rejoice in a simple salad that hardly needs cleaning and is a cinch to prep. Everyone else, just suffer through the tedious destemming and two rinses... :)  The salad prep is still simple and delicious. 


Give spinach a quick rinse and spin dry. Toss it in a bowl with a couple hard-boiled eggs, a handful of whole or chopped almonds from Mound City, and an ounce or two of cubed cheese. Add in a half teaspoon of one or two fresh, minced herbs and sprinkle with a little Kreta olive oil and balsamic vinegar, or Date Lady date balsamic vinegar. We like to add some dried dates, cranberries or raisins, too.

Tip: Expand Your Green Horizons!

These two greens are in the chicory family, and add a sharp bitter character to salads, but mellow and sweeten up a bit when cooked. If you aren't a big fan of the bitter greens, I suggest cooking them to minimize the intensity. They are delicious braised slowly in a broth or caramelized with a high heat saute...Read more


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