Figs, Walnuts and Spinach Salad ~

Today’s Recipe

 

If you are tired of that plain green salad for dinner you will want to add the extra nutrition and pizzazz that the figs and walnuts add to this spinach salad to your Healthiest Way of Eating. It’s a great will complement to almost any meal. Enjoy!

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2 TBS white wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 8 dried figs, sliced
  • 2 TBS chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Slice onion and let sit for at least 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.
  2. Marinate sliced onion in 2 TBS white wine or apple cider vinegar and hot water for 10 minutes while preparing rest of ingredients.
  3. Rinse and dry baby spinach. If you have a salad spinner that is best, otherwise, dry with paper towels. This will avoid dressing getting diluted.
  4. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and pepper, drizzling in the olive oil a little at a time at the end. Drain the liquid in which the onions were marinating. Toss spinach, onions, walnuts, and figs with dressing and serve.

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