Nearly Meatless Monday – Spinach Almond Salad

We had been invited out to a friend’s place for dinner along with another couple, and our “hostess” served the most delicious dinner.

One of the things on her “menu” was this delicious Spinach Almond Salad. YUMMY and so easy to prepare.

A little tid¬†bit of nutritional info- ūüėÄ

Spinach is a good source of Niacin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E ,Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
Spinach is also high in Sodium.

freekeh reekeh baby spinach & almond salad

Spinach Almond Salad

1 pack (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
2 Large tart apples thinly sliced
10 strips of bacon – cooked and crumbled
1 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup slivered almonds

Vinaigrette

 1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 olive oil
In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients in a blender, combine sugar, vinegar, onion and salt: cover and process until blended.
While processing , gradually add oil in a steady stream. Pour over salad and toss.