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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Spinach salad and tomatoes with a warm lemon and garlic dressing

Served raw, spinach makes a delicious addition to salads, adding a slightly bitter note to sweeter veg and leaves such as in this fresh spinach and tomato salad recipe. This spinach salad is all about simple, fresh flavours and is great when you want something light yet satisfying.


Serves Four

100g (3 1/2oz) baby spinach
40g (1 1/2oz) Parmesan, shaved
100g (3½oz) cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small red onion, thinly sliced into rings
2 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted

For the dressing

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbsp caster sugar (or sugar substitute)
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp lemon juice


1. Put the spinach, Parmesan, tomatoes, red onion and pine nuts into a large bowl.

2. To make the dressing, heat the olive oil in a small pan. Add the garlic and cook on a medium heat for 2 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, white wine vinegar and sugar. Season and return to the heat. Simmer for 3 minutes, or until syrupy.
3. Pour the dressing over the salad, gently toss together, then serve.

Each Serving:

Carbohydrate 10.6g Protein 6g Fibre 1.9g Fat 13.4g

From an original Tesco real food recipe here
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All the best Jan


Tom said...

...that sure looks good.

William Kendall said...

Sounds good!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Yum, that looks very much like what I think my lunch will be today...

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks very good, yummy! Hugs, Valerie

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That looks really good!

Christine said...

This looks so good!

Conniecrafter said...

MMMMM, looks good, I love raw spinach!!

Bob Bushell said...

Excellent food, what a dream.

The Happy Whisk said...

Love me some spinach.

Debbie said...

YuM!! great summer food!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really does sound goo and we're eating a lot more Spinach right now. I'll have to make a salad with some of it!

Rue said...

I'm pinning this, Jan! It looks lovely, especially for Spring or Summer. A new salad recipe always makes me happy :)

I hope you and yours had a lovely weekend.


Lady Fi said...

Sounds delicious!

Linda said...

It looks scrumptious! I have never tried a salad with a warm dressing before.

Snowbird said... lovely! I'll be having that as soon as I get the BBQ

Crafty Green Poet said...

that looks delicious!

Magic Love Crow said...

Yummy! Thanks Jan!