Let's do a spinach salad.
What you need to serve probably 6-8:
4 cups of fresh spinach
2 cups of fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
An additional 3/4 cup of strawberries
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp minced shallot ((I'll explain, remain calm))
2 tsp dijon honey mustard
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
Wash the spinach thoroughly and then tear it into bite-sized pieces. ((Whistle the Popeye song if you must.)) Slice the strawberries and make them look pretty. Throw both of them in a large bowl with the almonds.
For the dressing, puree together the additional 3/4 cup of strawberries and the chicken broth in your blender. Yes. I know that sounds awful. Like really, really disgusting. Just trust me. It's good. If you are doing this vegetarian style, use a little bit of water, just so they puree more easily. Puree means to blend the living hell out of it. AKA: get the chunks out. ((I know, such a way with words, again. Sorry.))
Then whisk the strawberry puree with the canola oil, apple cider vinegar, shallot, mustard, and salt and pepper. ((Do I have to use canola? Nope. Can you use some other kind of vinegar? Sure. Use whatever you have, but apple cider is better. WTF is a shallot?!))
|That is a shallot. Well, several. Shallots. Plural. Shalli? Never mind.|
Anyway, pour the dressing over the spinach-strawberries-almonds and shake it around. Easy, right? Right.
Dressing recipe adapted from Weight Watchers magazine. Yes, I read that magazine. I don't judge what you read-- Like the fact that you read this blog!
Nutritional Info: SAINTHOOD. Approximately 150 calories and 6 grams of fat per 3/4 cup.
Must run... I have more conspiring on my plans for world-domination to do as well as seeing how much it would cost me to get the entire Gilmore Girls series on DVD. I don't even watch TV. This seems like a wise purchase.