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Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

A slightly sweet balsamic vinaigrette stands in for the sugary dressings usually served with spinach salad. Whole-grain mustard is milder than Dijon and gives the vinaigrette a pleasant texture.

Ingredients: 

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 

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1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
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1 Tbs. whole-grain Dijon mustard
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3 Tbs. olive oil
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¼ tsp. salt, optional

Ingredient Set Name: 

Salad

Ingredients: 

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6 cups spinach leaves
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½ small red onion, thinly sliced
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2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
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2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
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½ cup toasted pecans

Instructions: 

1. To make Balsamic Vinaigrette: Whisk together vinegar and mustard in bowl. Whisk in oil until sauce is emulsified and smooth. Season with salt, if using.

2. To make Salad: Toss together spinach, onion, tomatoes, and Balsamic Vinaigrette in large bowl. Garnish with eggs and pecans.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
168
Protein: 
4 g
Total Fat: 
15 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
Carbohydrates: 
7 g
Cholesterol: 
62 mg
Sodium: 
113 mg
Fiber: 
3 g
Sugar: 
3 g
Yield: 
Serves 6