Eat Your Leafy Greens
Look out for spinach, the most popular spring vegetable, coming to a farmers market near you any day now. Available May - June, spinach is one of the most commonly grown dark leafy greens in North America, whose health benefits have been praised from Popeye to Jamie Oliver. Check out our Apple Spinach salad recipe, featuring fresh baby spinach, apples of your choice and an easy homemade dressing.
Tips for Storing Spinach: To preserve freshness, store spinach leaves in a damp towel or an open plastic bag in the refrigerator drawer. To freeze extra spinach, blanch the greens for 1- 2 minutes, squeeze out extra water and store in a freezer bag till ready to use.Ingredients
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 5 ounces baby spinach (about 5 cups packed)
- 1 apple (preferably Granny Smith)
- 1/2 red onion
- Goat cheese
- In small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and mustard (or shake it up in a container with a lid). Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Toss the spinach with the dressing until evenly coated.
- Chop the red onion into small pieces.
- Core the apple and chop it into bite-sized pieces.
- Sprinkle the apple and onion pieces on top of the spinach.
- Crumble the goat cheese on top.