Friday, December 23, 2011

SPINACH AND POMEGRANATE SALAD


Vibrant green spinach is not only flavorful, it is a
nutritional powerhouse as well.
Toss in a few other healthy ingredients and enjoy a festive salad.


I always serve the dressing on the side so guests can use the amount
of their preference.  A poppy seed dressing goes well
with this salad.

POMEGRANATE SPINACH SALAD

1 pkg. fresh baby spinach
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup pomegranate seeds
½ cup almond slivers, toasted

Arrange spinach on a large platter.  Top with shredded cheese,
pomegranate seeds and toasted almonds.
Drizzle with Poppy Seed dressing.

CREAMY POPPY SEED DRESSING

½ cup sugar
1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. ground mustard
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 tsp. poppy seeds

In a blender, combine all ingredients except oil and poppy seeds.
Cover and process until blended.
While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.  Blend until
thick and creamy.  Pour into serving container.  Stir in poppy seeds.
Store tightly covered in refrigerator.
Makes about 2 cups dressing.

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