salad for 6
Healthy spinach is the key ingredient in this delicious salad. Spinach may help protect you from inflammatory problems, stress-related problems, bone and cardio-vascular problems. Almonds give an additional boost of calcium and Vitamin E.
- 8 tbs olive oil (divided use)
- 3 tbs sugar
- 3 tbs unseasoned rice vinegar
- 3 tbs low-sodium soy sauce
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1 3 oz package Asian noodle soup mix, coarsely broken
- ½ cup slivered almonds
- 2 tbs sesame seeds
- 10 oz spinach, washed
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
Whisk 6 tbs oil with sugar, vinegar and soy sauce to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Heat remaining 2 tbs of oil in large skillet. Add noodles (discard flavoring packet). Stir until noodles are a light toasty brown, about 3 minutes. Add nuts and stir until they are a light toasty brown, another 3 minutes. Finally, add sesame seeds and toss for another minute or two. Pour contents into a large salad bowl and let cool. Add spinach and green onions to the salad bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat.
For a main course, add some grilled chicken. Or for color add chopped raw red pepper or small slices of oranges.
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