Super Food Spinach Salad with Pomegranate-Glazed Walnuts
A salad made with superfoods — spinach, walnuts, pomegranate, mushrooms and tomatoes — is packed with nutrients and flavor.
Dovetailing Tip: Double the glazed walnuts for todays recipe so you will have enough to use on the Spinach and Green Apple Salad day 3.
|1/4 cup||plus 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice|
|1/2 cup||coarsely chopped walnuts|
|1/4 cup||thinly sliced red onion|
|ounce||one 5- container baby spinach|
|4 ounces||white button mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced, about 1 cup|
|3/4 cup||grape tomato, halved|
|1 tablespoon||red wine vinegar|
|1 tablespoon||good quality extra virgin olive oil|
Combine 1/4 cup juice with the sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small nonstick skillet. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reduces slightly, about 5 minutes. Add the walnuts and continue to cook, stirring, until the nuts are coated and dark and the liquid evaporates in the skillet, about another 5 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet to cool. When cool, break apart with your hands.
Meanwhile, soak the red onion in ice water for about 10 minutes; drain and pat dry. Place the baby spinach in a serving bowl and top with the onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and walnuts. In a bowl whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons juice with the vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and then whisk in the oil. Drizzle over the salad and toss just before serving.
Calories: 140 Fat: 10 grams Saturated Fat: 1 gram Protein: 4 grams Carbohydrates: 12 grams Sugar: 6 grams Fiber: 3 grams Cholesterol: 0 milligrams Sodium: 300 milligrams