nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 249
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 211 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: <1 g

Spinach Salad with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Sun-dried Tomato Vinaigrette

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

Who can resist a salad topped with toasty, crunchy croutons? In this simple spinach salad, homemade croutons are brushed with sun-dried tomato oil to complement the flavors in the vinaigrette.
Croutons
  • ½ baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes (3 cups)
  • 2 Tbs. oil from jarred sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
Salad
  • ½ clove garlic, minced (½ tsp.)
  • 1 Tbs. chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 4 Tbs. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. agave nectar or honey
  • 5 oz. baby spinach (4 cups)

1. To make Croutons: Preheat oven to 350˚F. Coat rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Toss together bread cubes, oil from tomatoes, and olive oil until bread is well coated; place on prepared baking sheet in single layer. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until croutons are crisp and golden-brown.

2. To make Salad: Blend garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, vinegars, oil, and agave nectar in food processor until mostly smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. Toss spinach with vinaigrette in bowl. Top with Croutons.

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comments

Showing more than a 1 cup serving! Ouch - high cal for such a small serving...

n - 2014-04-16 02:49:47

Yummy!

Arthur in the Garden! - 2014-04-15 15:07:33

Yum

Martha - 2014-04-15 15:06:55

Very good, made this salad for a potluck...it was gone by the time dessert was served...I made it again the next day for my family, it was that good. The sun-dried tomatoes give the dressing a nice flavor and the homemade croutons were a great topping.

Heidie Grigg - 2013-07-06 01:02:08