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Summer Spinach, Grape and Feta-Cheese Salad

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

To prepare the vinaigrette:

1/3
cup wine vinegar
1
tablespoon honey
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper, to taste
1
teaspoon scallions (the white part)
1/3
cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3
cup vegetable oil

To prepare the salad:

3
cups baby spinach
1
cup flax seed sprouts (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste
2
cups seedless grapes, halved
8
oz mushrooms, finely sliced
4
oz feta cheese, crumbled
2
tablespoons scallions, sliced (both the white and green part)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

To add even more color and texture to this salad, toss in 2 cups of different kinds of lettuce.

Summer salads make the best use of seasonally fresh ingredients, and the possibilities are endless. Spinach is one of my favorite leafy greens when it comes to preparing a fresh and wholesome salad. Another go-to salad ingredient is cheese; especially feta cheese! This salad can be served as a side and paired with different kinds of meats and fishes. It's delicious alongside roasted chicken, grilled shrimp or loin. Try it this summer!

Directions

  • 1 To prepare the vinaigrette: In a blender, process the vinegar with the honey, mustard, salt, pepper and scallions. Add the oils and process until emulsified. Pour in a jug or serving jar and set aside to drizzle on salad before serving. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • 2 To prepare the salad: Add the spinach leaves and flax seed sprouts (optional) to a salad bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 3 Incorporate most of the grapes and mushrooms, reserving a few for garnish. Combine the feta cheese and scallions. Serve with the vinaigrette.

Summer salads make the best use of seasonally fresh ingredients, and the possibilities are endless. Spinach is one of my favorite leafy greens when it comes to preparing a fresh and wholesome salad. Another go-to salad ingredient is cheese; especially feta cheese! This salad can be served as a side and paired with different kinds of meats and fishes. It's delicious alongside roasted chicken, grilled shrimp or loin. Try it this summer!

Rate and Comment

Morena Cuadra Morena Cuadra
September 20, 2016

Summer salads make the best use of seasonally fresh ingredients, and the possibilities are endless. Spinach is one of my favorite leafy greens when it comes to preparing a fresh and wholesome salad. Another go-to salad ingredient is cheese; especially feta cheese! This salad can be served as a side and paired with different kinds of meats and fishes. It's delicious alongside roasted chicken, grilled shrimp or loin. Try it this summer!