Fresh fruit - apple, pear, strawberry or whatever you like
Cheese- feta preferred, but you can use any kind
Butter (or coconut oil)
Poppy seeds, optional
Use a whole (8 oz) bag of spinach. I use Aldi's spinach- $1.19 @ bag. Tear it into smaller pieces, wash and spin dry.
|It has a strange color because I accidentally grabbed |
the grapeseed oil instead of olive oil. It's still good.
Add fruit (an apple or two, cut into small slices, sliced strawberries or pears) to the dressing.
With the spinach in a serving bowl, spoon the fruit and dressing evenly over the top.
Sprinkle with 2- 4 oz of cheese.
Put 1/2 - 3/4 cup of nuts (sliced almonds, walnuts or pecans), a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of maple syrup in a cast iron skillet. Heat over low heat, stirring to spread butter and syrup evenly over the nuts. Watch it carefully, stirring once or twice. Spread it evenly over the bottom of the pan after every stirring.
When it is nicely toasted, turn the heat off and immediately remove from the pan. I usually sprinkle it directly onto the prepared salad at this point but you could put it in a small dish and break it up when it's cool.