Saturday, July 19, 2008


Last night was again a salad night. My husband got a huge bag of baby spinach from Costco. I really don't know when the entire packet is going to get over, but for starters I made this salad. Used up some pears and an apple.
Still mastering the art of getting the right mix of vinegar, olive oil and seasonings.

With the addition of almonds, raisins and sliced apricots it actually turned out to be a nice bowl of a healthy, refreshing, wholesome salad. So I thought this recipe would fit right in for the Healthy Cooking hosted by Mansi of Fun and food.

Here goes the recipe

You would need

  • A bowl of baby spinach
  • 1-pears
  • 1-granny smith apple
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/4th cup raisins
  • 3-4 dry apricots
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese

for the dressing

  • 1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

You have to

  1. mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl. and refrigerate
  2. wash and dry the spinach
  3. dice the pears and the apple, slice the apricots
  4. toss everything with the dressing. top with crumbles blue cheese and serve.



Mansi Desai said...

it looks great! thanks for sending it in Karuna!

srikars kitchen said...

looks fantastic... healthy salad... great click... thxs dear

notyet100 said...

looks yummy n healthy///

KALVA said...

Nice salad dear.. lovely

Srivalli said...

man thats really too healthy!..:)..

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Uma said...

simply delicious salad Karuna! And healthy too!

Cooking Station said...

simple and healthy! loved it

Sireesha said...

Salad looks healthy and nutritious...

Shreya said...

really healthy recipe... i love this!:-)

karuna said...

thanx a lot guys, for checking out the recipe and leaving all ure wonderfull comments.

Pam said...

This is my kind of salad - it looks delicious!

TBC said...

I love balsamic vinegar in almost anything! It takes the flavor to a whole new level.:)

Archana said...

Absolutely healthy. I would love for you to send this recipe over to my ONE DISH MEAL- Salad event. This fits into the rules perfectly.