Thursday, March 12, 2009

Spinach & artichoke salad with warm mustard vinaigrette

  • 3 cups of baby spinach leaves
  • 1 head of red leaf lettuce
  • 2-4 green onions, chopped
  • 14oz. can of artichoke hearts
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 of red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 5 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. prepared brown mustard
Place spinach and lettuce in a large glass bowl with green onions. Drain and chop artichokes and place on top of lettuce. Peel and cube orange, then add to salad. Top with red pepper.
Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, stirring constantly until golden. Remove from heat. Add orange juice, remaining oil, vinegar and mustard to pan. Stir then pour over salad. Toss salad. Makes 6 servings.

Per serving is 150 calories, 5 g. protein, 16 g of carbohydrates, 9 g fat, 6 g. fiber.

1 comment:

Dutch said...

I have never tried artichokes before but this salad sounds yummy and I am always looking for new salad recipes. Thanks

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