Sunday, January 5, 2014

Asian Spinach Salad (Two Ways)

How does one simply say, "Hello again!" after over two months of silence?  With this recipe of course!!  I could eat this spinach salad ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT.  Yes... you heard me right... SPINACH SALAD!  (You know how I feel about spinach, right?!) This was seriously incredible.  I am so excited to share... and yet there is just a little naughty part of me that wants to keep this one to myself to be the dish of all dishes at the next potluck. :)  This one is from my friend, Whitney, who was kind enough to share it with me, so I better follow her example and over come my selfishness.  ENJOY!  You are so darn lucky I am sharing!  You are going to love it.

Asian Pasta Spinach Salad
Asian Dressing:
1/2 c oil
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sesame seeds
3 T soy sauce
2 T rice vinegar
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp grated garlic
*Whisk ingredients together in medium size bowl until well blended.

For the Salad:
1 package bow-tie pasta, cooked and drained
Package of fresh spinach
2-3 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 c sunflower seeds
*Toss lightly with Asian dressing, or reserve for individual servings.

Asian Spinach Chicken Salad
Package of fresh spinach
1 cup bean sprouts
2-3 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 c sunflower seeds
cooked chicken breast seasoned with lemon pepper
Asian dressing (recipe above)
*Toss lightly with Asian dressing, or reserve for individual servings.

1 comment:

Amy Jo Romney said...

Looks good! I'll have to add that one to the menu :)