Sunday, April 12, 2009
In our house, salads are usually pretty boring. Maybe boring isn't the right word, but they are defintely always the same old mundane salads. Romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever other veggies we have, croutons and dressing. Over and over. It gets kind of old and makes it harder to want to eat salad.
Not anymore! We had this salad at a party this past Christmas and Aaron and I both loved it. Unfortunately, it took me this long to make it at home for the first time, but it is my new favorite. I love the tart, crunchy granny smith apples, the sweet raisins, the crunchy toasted almonds (I used almonds, the recipe calls for cashews) and the sweet and tangy dressing on top of the spinach.
1 6 oz package fresh baby spinach
2 small Granny Smith Apples, chopped
1/2 c. Cashews
1/4 c. Golden Raisins
1/4 c. Sugar
1/4 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 c. Vegetable Oil (I used olive oil)
1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt
1/4 tsp. Celery Salt
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large salad bowl. Whisk together sugar and next 4 ingredients, until blended. Serve with salad.
You can chill the dressing for up to 1 day. Whisk well before serving.