Jose and I rarely go out for dinner. When we do, we tend to hit the same places — restaurants where we know we’ll be able to find something to eat without giving our waiter the third degree. Recently, we felt a bit adventurous and decided to try something different. We ended up at a “wanna-be” French restaurant with minimal veg*n selections. We each had salads. Jose loved his salad so much that he asked me to make something similar at home. After many months of procrastination, here it is.
generous amount of baby spinach leaves
1 granny smith apple, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp flax seed oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp fruit syrup (your favorite)
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
dash salt (or to taste)
fresh ground pepper (to taste)
1. To make the dressing, place all ingredients in a jar and shake until smooth.
2. Place baby spinach leaves on plates/bowls. Garnish with toasted walnuts. Place apple slices on the outside.
3. Pour dressing over salad and serve immediately.
Jose was speechless. He asked that I make this more often !