18 January 2010

A Recipe for Jamie's Spinach Salad

A Recipe for Jamie's Spinach Salad

What an exceptional weekend it has been spending time with friends, walking along the lake on a warm spring-like day, breakfast with L'il Burnt Toast at a local hangout...I'm not sure I could be more contented. Of course in keeping with my healthier attiitude goals for the next decade I had to have a delicious salad to round out my next meal. This is a recipe from Jamie Oliver which I tried over the holidays which was very well received. The dressing is very light and the salad open to anything your little heart desires limited only by your imagination. Several choices I have made in the past are to add cooked salty bacon, blue cheese or feta. I happened to have some marinated feta this time around so added that. This recipe had over 1,000 positive reviews so how can you argue with that?

**Jamie's Spinach Salad**

1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered

1 pound spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
1 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons minced onion
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup cider vinegar (I used tarragon vinegar which I had on hand)
1/2 cup olive oil (the recipe called for vegetable oil but I used a light olive oil)


In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook and stir almonds in butter until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and let cool.

In a large bowl, combine the spinach with the toasted almonds and cranberries.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, onion, paprika, white wine vinegar, cider vinegar, and vegetable oil. Toss with spinach just before serving.


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Greek Spinach Salad
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Spinach Cranberry Salad

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34 comments:

  1. I have just watched a series of Jamie's where he cooks straight from his garden. Wow, that boy can inspire me to cook!! The passion for good fresh food is just dripping off him. This is a winning salad!!!

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  2. Spimach Salad; one of my favourite things! great recipe! I just spotted you with Catherine and would love to join another Canadian Blogger Foodie.
    Rita

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  3. This one is a winner! We've loved it. I think this may have been the first salad I had tried with dried cranberries and was so sorry it took me so long to discover what grand things they can do in a salad. Gorgeous photo.

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  4. I love Jamie' s recipes!!I love this recipe, xx gloria

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  5. fresh green salads with bits of fruit in them are very fashionable these days - i was at a feast dinner party last night (St Anthony's) and our cousin served a delicious lettuce salad with bits of dried figs, pomegranates and pine nuts - must remind myself to make these more often

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  6. lots of yummy things going on in this salad.

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  7. I've always liked Jamie and this salad looks just great!

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  8. I too am a fan of Jamie. I love his work! The cranberries and poppy seeds sound like a great combination!

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  9. Simple, delicious and perfect for the New Year's diet, hehe.

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  10. This is a lovely salad, full of good for you ingredients. Your photo is great.

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  11. This is a lovely looking salad - I love your picture.
    Please can I have some photography lessons?!

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  12. Light & wonderful Val...nom nom nom! Havne't ried Jamie's recipes yet, but you're nudging me too! This does look good!

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  13. I wish they would put Jamie back on TV around these parts. He comes and goes.

    Love the new take on the classic. Some interesting ingredients in here.

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  14. That sounds and looks GREAT!!! YUM!

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  15. that's a large sum of reviews, no doubt, and i can see why this salad is so loved! beautifully made, val. :)

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  16. I love Jamie's recipes, the salad looks like a winner!

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  17. Good lord, that photo is outstanding! The salad looks mighty fine, too, especially with those cranberries. The dressing has such interesting ingredients, too, with the seasame and poppy seads as well as two kinds of vinegar. YUM!

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  18. Love all the healthy components in this salad and visually highly appealing too.

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  19. This salad was so light and tasty, I am glad you are all enjoying the photo which I took quickly as I always do..snap..snap...Please do try this salad it you have the chance.

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  20. A refined salad! Wonderful flavors!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  21. Beautiful salad! I love the cranberries in it. Your watermark is lovely.

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  22. I'm in need of some lighter meals - this looks delish. I adore Feta

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  23. I love a good spinach salad...and with cranberries...yum.

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  24. I love spinach salads and if they include sesame seeds, that does it. Thanks for new ideas.

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  25. Well there certainly can be no argument and your description of the salad makes me wish I had some right now.

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  26. I never get sick of this salad!

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  27. I saw Jamie's cooking series when he was just starting out and I really loved his show. He makes everything look so easy to dish up (at that time I don't cook).

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  28. Super spinach salad. No wonder it had 1000 positive reviews!
    I really like the almonds and poppy and sesame seeds in it. Also thought of some other ingredients I could toss in!

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  29. I love a good salad dressing and this one sounds fantastic!

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  30. What a delicious spinach salad, I love the dried cranberries here!

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  31. I have some dried cranberries I've been wondering what to do with. This sounds like a perfect recipe!

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  32. What an appetizing looking salad. Spinach is one of my favorite vegetables and I'd love to try this recipe. Thanks!

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  33. A fine salad, be it winter or summer. Dried cranberries are now a pantry must for me.

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  34. Val...we are on the same page...I've been making this salad for two weeks! I found it on All Recipes not realizing that Jamie is actually Jamie Oliver! LOL It's so addicting and so delicious! I am making a new version of it today to bring to a "playdate"...it will be the mommy food while the kiddies eat pizza...I am making into an orzo salad and adding gorgonzola! YUM!! Have a great weekend!

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