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Friday, October 10, 2008

Simple Side Dishes: Spinach Salad a la Lindsay

I’ve decided to start a new category here at This Week for Dinner – Simple Side Dishes. I don’t always put much thought into side dishes, and I would guess that I’m not alone.  Sometimes all it takes is for someone to remind me of a side or point out an easy way to prepare a vegetable and I’m good to go.  So, whenever I discover or re-discover a simple (e.g. fast, minimal ingredients, easy prep) side, I’ll be sure to share it with you!

How about a nice salad today?

Simple Side Dishes: Spinach Salad a la Lindsay
  • Spinach
  • Candied pecans (yes, candy-ing them is pretty easy, but to keep it really simple, jut buy them!)
  • Feta cheese
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Poppyseed Dressing (or Brianna’s Blush Wine Vinaigrette)
  1. Mix together!

Poppyseed Dressing
From Lindsay Rutman Feel free to just buy poppyseed dressing (Brianna’s is AWESOME, by the way)”¦but if you WANT to make your own, this is some dang good dressing
  • ¾ tablespoon poppy seeds
  • ⅓ cup vinegar
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ tablespoon grated red onion
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ teaspoon dry mustard
  1. Mix all the ingredients, and preferably let it sit a few hours before serving so the flavors can combine.



  1. 2

    I love a good salad 🙂 And candied pecans? Yummm.

  2. What a classic. I believe it was this salad that won a special place in my heart for salads. Mmmm. It’s just divine.

    I’ve also used honey roasted peanuts. They’re a great substitute.

  3. 4

    Are these your own photos? they are gorgeous. they look so delicious!

    Thanks for the recipes…always struggle with side dishes and ways to incorporate more fruit and veggies into the meal.

  4. 5
    Jane Maynard

    yup, they are my photos. 🙂 thank you!

    thanks for the nice comments…

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