Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spinach-Apple Salad

Courtesy of Cooking Light

Spinach-Apple Salad with Maple-Bacon Vinaigrette

For the vinaigrette:
1 tablespoon maple syrup (come on, use the real stuff people!)
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Combine first three ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Gradually add oil, stirring with whisk until well blended. Add chives, salt and pepper, and bacon; stir with a whisk until well blended.
For the salad:
1 large Granny Smith apple, julienne-cut
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 6-ounce package fresh baby spinach
Combine apple, onion, and spinach in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Yield 6 servings.

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