Friday, April 18, 2014

Spinach Basil Salad

I'm seeing chocolate eggs and jellybeans everywhere.  I know the bunny's on his way, but it's all about healthy, light, greens around here.  Believe me, you're going to want to fill your basket with this one!
Spinach Basil Salad
Spring and salads just go together, especially if they are fresh and extra flavorful.  Spinach Basil Salad is all of that and more.  It's delicious as is, or make it the star of your dining experience by adding grilled chicken or salmon.

Spinach Basil Salad 

  • 2 bunches baby spinach, washed and stemmed (5-6 cups)
  • 1 big bunch basil leaves, washed and stemmed (2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 oz. prosciutto, diced small
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 4 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • garnish with croutons and cherry tomatoes

Sauté the garlic and prosciutto in the olive oil until prosciutto is crispy and garlic is soft. Pour the oil in a jar with the balsamic and shake to mix. Season to taste. Gently toss the leaves together in a bowl, pour the warm dressing over and toss again. Sprinkle with pine nuts and grated cheese. Garnish with croutons and tiny cherry tomatoes.  Add grilled or poached chicken or salmon, if desired, and serve.

Spinach Basil Salad

We leave cookies and milk for jolly ol' Santa Clause.  Imagine your bunny's delight when he hops by and finds a Spinach Basil Salad all dressed up waiting for got it, bunny bait!


  1. Basil has such an amazing and bright flavor that I know this salad must be delicious! Looks fantastic too. yum!

  2. Oh yes, oh yes... two of my favorite green flavors together. I have to pin this on my secret board so my other luncheon club peeps don't repin and steal it from me.

  3. Good morning, Friend! Popping in to say hi and catch up on your recent posts. Always love visiting :)


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