Monday, December 5, 2011

The 'Handful' Salad

I saw some gorgeous fresh baby spinach at the vegetable shop so I had to buy it for a salad. It looked like it had just come from the farm minutes ago.

The salad I made doesn't really have a name and it's nothing special, but all the measurements are in handfuls instead of cups and weights.

You can use whatever vegetables you like. Just try to use ingredients that will give you different colours and textures to make your salad interesting. It doesn't have to be bland and boring.

Salad leaves (I used baby spinach)
Dried apricots
Chopped walnuts
Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil

  1. In a large flat dish, layer 4 handfuls of salad leaves. Tear the leaves into bite size peices if they are too big.
  2. Top with 2 handfuls of sliced onions, then 2 handfuls of sliced tomatoes.
  3. Sprinkle 1 handful of chopped dried apricots over the salad, and finally 1 handful of chopped walnuts.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. To make the dressing, whisk together the mustard, soy sauce and olive oil. Drizzle over the salad and serve.

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