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Peach and spinach salad

Tuesday nights during the spring are busy around our house.  Meg has her yoga class after work, and I generally umpire a couple of softball games.  That means we are often like ships in the night before I get home around 10PM.  Thankfully, tonight softball was rained out, so that meant we could enjoy dinner tonight.  The plan was a salad and sandwich dinner, with a twist on each.

Peach and spinach salad

The original recipe called for nectarines, but they appear to be out of season since I cannot find them anywhere.  However, peaches abound, so peach it is.  And while the recipe called for slivered almonds, I used the remaining pine nuts from last night.  Shallot was replaced with onion.  Finally, white balsamic vinegar was replaced with white wine vinegar.  The salad was still a success.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of orange marmalade
  • 1/4 of a medium onion, thinly sliced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 7 ounces of baby spinach
  • 3 peaches, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon (or so) pine nuts
  • course salt, for sprinkling

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the onion and marmalade.  Microwave for 1 minute.  Add the vinegar and oil, and season with salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.

In a large bowl, combine the spinach and peaches.  Top with the marmalade mixture and toss to coat.  Top with pine nuts and some course salt.

Portobello, avocado and sprout sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 portobello mushrooms
  • Montreal steak seasoning, or any other course seasoning mix
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • sprouts
  • rolls

Remove the stems and ribs from the mushrooms.  Season with the steak seasoning and cook in a cast iron pan for about 10 minutes.  Slice the mushroom.  Stack mushroom, spouts and avocado on a roll.

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One comment on “Peach and spinach salad

  1. Meg
    May 15, 2012

    This salad was a delicious change of paste from the usual tomatoes/cukes/carrots/mushrooms. I loved it! Tell us what you think.

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