Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Warm Spinach Salad

I made this yummy salad for dinner tonight. I think it is now, our favourite spinach salad. The recipe is from the Whitewater Cooks cookbook.

warm spinach salad


3/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 large shallot, diced
1/3 cup prosciutto, chopped
1/3 cup rice or red wine vinegar
1 cup fresh basil, julienned
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
10 cups fresh spinach washed and dried

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add garlic, shallots and prosciutto and saute until shallots are translucent. Add vinegar, salt and pepper. Keep warm. In a large mixing bowl toss the warm vinaigrette with the spinach and fresh basil. Top with parmesan cheese and pine nuts.
Serve immediately!

Serves 4-6.

I did not add the basil, I cannot get it here in town in the winter.


liz said...

Yum, yum, yum! I'm really going to try this tomorrow!

cserdan said...

oh, I'm going to have to try this one!

Meredith Stanton said...

I made this for christmas eve dinner and everyone loved it, even my fiance who doesn't like salads. This one is definetly a keeper. Well done and thanks.