Tangy Spinach Salad

I don't know about your family, but mine gets in a vegetable rut. We frequently have tossed salads with our meals, as well as broccoli. Corn and green beans are others that my family will eat, but sometimes, I need something different... Something to shake things up a bit. That's when I pull out this recipe for Tangy Spinach Salad. 
Tangy Spinach Salad
It's another keeper from my SIL, Donna. She would always serve it alongside grilled flank steak for family get togethers. Yum!
Tangy Spinach Salad
It's really easy to put together. Simply brown some almonds, green onions and sesame seeds. (For the record, I was out of green onions, so I used about 1 Tbsp. chopped red onion.)
Tangy Spinach Salad
Stir them up with some fresh spinach and a tangy homemade dressing. Last night, I paired it with some grilled chicken and Ranch Roasted New Potatoes for a little different spin on our usual chicken dinner.

Tangy Spinach Salad
Tangy Spinach Salad (serves 8)

2 bags or bunches of spinach
3/4 cup slivered almonds
2 green onion (tops only)
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup butter

Dressing ( Mix together in jar with lid)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce (Kikkoman)

Brown almonds and green onion in butter. Add in sesame seeds to toast lightly (watch them closely or they will burn). Set aside. Just before serving, toss spinach, dressing and almond mixture together in salad bowl. Serve immediately.

You'll want to wait until just before serving to put together the salad, as the spinach will wilt into the yummy dressing. Do you ever get into a vegetable rut? What do you do to bust out of it?


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13 comments:

  1. Oh, yum! I love a good salad... can't wait to try this recipe! :)

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  2. This sounds so good....I will make it for sure! xx

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  3. This salad sounds delicious! I love making salads with fresh spinach, and this sounds so good with all the almonds and sesame seeds!

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  4. MMM this is right up my alley! Pinning and adding to the menu for next week!

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  5. Hi Nici,
    I just love a good Spinach Salad and your recipe looks delicious. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. What a wonderful looking salad! I can't wait to try it :)

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  7. This sounds really good! I'm pinning this to try with my family. Thank you for sharing and your cute duck tape school supplies at What We Accomplished Wednesdays!

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  8. This looks really good and we love flank steak. I may just have a dinner planned for this week! Thanks and thanks for sharing at DIY Sunday Showcase.

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  9. I love spinach salad. I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  10. Looks like we're on the same page this week! You salad looks delish...

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  11. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing. We are always looking for great salad recipes. I found your blog on Healthy Tuesday Hop and am looking forward to reading more of your posts and recipes.

    Becky :)
    mysweetmoose.blogspot.com

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  12. I had to pin this! Not only does the salad itself look so good Nici, the dressing could be used on other salads! Yum is what I said out loud when I saw your photos :-)

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  13. I definitely get in a vegetable rut, especially with spinach salads - love this idea! Found your post on the Healthy Tuesday Hop and I think I'll have to pin this one :)

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