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Spinach and bleu cheese salad

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Jan. 3rd, 2006 | 03:31 pm
posted by: antikythera in tastycreations

I thought I'd post this somewhere, since it was a huge hit at the office potluck before Christmas. I've never had so little left over from anything I brought. ^^; There were a dozen people eating, and there was just enough salad left for my own lunch the next day.

One bag fresh baby spinach (I think these weigh a pound or a little less)
One of those little triangle plastic-boxed wedges of bleu cheese (about 225 g)
1/2 cup raisins (or dried cranberries)
1/3 cup pine nuts (or walnuts or sunflower seeds)
Balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing (bottled is fine)

Put the spinach in a big salad bowl. Crumble the cheese and pile it on top of the spinach with the nuts and fruit. Drizzle about a half cup of dressing over it. Toss, and be careful to keep the non-spinach ingredients from settling to the bottom of the bowl. Add more dressing if it's too dry. Serve at room temperature.

This is a variation on a salad that my Uncle Frank makes for dinner. He uses mixed baby greens, walnuts, and raisins. It works with any leafy greens, any dried fruit, any nut, and any cheeseless oil-and-vinegar-based dressing.

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