Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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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.

  • 6Servings

Ingredients

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, optional

Salad

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

Preparation

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
  • Carbohydrate Content: 7 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 62 mg
  • Fat Content: 15 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 113 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g