I love dark green leafy salads because, they are healthy,light,and so delicious.
This salad is really easy and fast to make. Chopped or teared spinach and arugula,halved grape tomatoes,sliced fennel tossed with balsamic vinaigrette and topped with feta cheese, caramelized walnuts or pecans, and fried crispy onion pieces.Yum… that just makes me hungry!
Caramelized walnuts or pecans-
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts/pecans
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Add brown sugar,maple syrup and butter to the skillet.
And cook on medium heat until sugar dissolves and bubbly.
Throw in the nuts and stir to coat.
continue cooking for 5-7 minutes then transfer to foil,wax or parchment paper.
Let cool completely.
Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing –
3 tablespoons good quality Balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 cup good quality olive oil (you can add more if needed)
1/2 teaspoon honey or sugar
salt(dash or two)
fresh ground pepper
Whisk vinegars with honey,salt and pepper.
Slowly add olive oil.
Whisk until well blended.
6-7 ozs.spinach or baby spinach
6-7 ozs. arugula or baby arugula
1 cup grape tomatoes halved
1 medium size fennel halved and sliced
Feta or blue cheese
fried onion pieces
Combine spinach,arugula,fennel, and tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Sprinkle some feta or blue cheese,fried onions,and nuts.