Spinach Walnut Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

It hes been brought to my attention that there is a lack of vegetables in my recipe choices. This was not intentional…okay, maybe it is.

Salads are boring. They’re fine to eat, but I don’t feel creative when I make one. A fair amount of salads follow a basic pattern. Greens, acoutrements, and a dressing of some sort. This one follows that same basic setup. It tastes good, mind you. I just don’t feel like I’m cooking.

I hope this satisfies the ONE person who said I should do a walnut sald recipe. Sheeesh.. the lengths I’ll go to in order to make folks happy…

  • 1/2 lb baby Spinach
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3 tbl Walnut oil
  • 2 tbl Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Clover Honey
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Wash the spinach and give it a whirl in a salad spinner. Put in a bowl and combine with the walnuts. If you’re feeling dangerous, you can add some salt here. You probably won’t hurt anyone.

In a mixing bowl, combine the walnut oil, lemon juice, honey and slat a pepper. Whisk briskly until oil is completely emulsified.

Place spinach and walnuts on a plate. Drizzle a bit of the dressing on top. Voila!

Double the amounts of oil, juice and honey if you wish to make a bit more dressing.

serves 4-6

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