Jul 25, 2010

warm walnut spinach salad


Our lunch on Sundays is lite because our dinner is a family favorite.

W had a warm spinach salad today, inspired by Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson. She adds sweetener to her dressing, but I omitted that because I soaked my walnuts. The pungency that you taste when eating the walnut is tannic acid. If you soak the nuts in filtered water for a few hours to overnight, the tannic acid is rinsed away. It is not only better for you, but it also tastes better.

We added apples, radishes and cherry tomatoes. A toast with a little garlic rubbed on it completed our lite lunch.

Now we are ready to stuff ourselves with Reuben. Kidding. You should never 'stuff' yourself. Bad example for the kids.

Cost Breakdown:
apple: $1
tomatoes: $1
radish: $.50
spinach: $2
lemon, walnut, oil: $2
bread: $1
Total for a satisfying lunch for 4:


  1. Oooh, I have "Vegan Planet"! I'm going to go look up this recipe right away. I used to love Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing (back in my 20s when I could eat that kind of thing) so a veg version, that is surely far more healthful, sounds delish.

  2. Have fun with it! I didn't blend it this time because it was too much of a pain, but I did blend it the first time we made it. If you are after the bacon idea, I would put a dash of liquid smoke into the dressing.


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