Wilted Spinach Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette

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This wilted spinach salad doesn’t follow the bacon-and-egg tradition but it’s big on flavor with rich sherry vinegar, a touch of smoky paprika and briny olives.

 Wilted Spinach Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

  • 12 ounces fresh spinach, (see Note)

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallot

  • 1/3 cup sherry vinegar, or red-wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked or hot paprika, (optional)

  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth

  • 1/4 cup chopped black olives, such as Kalamata

Directions
  1. 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

  2. Place spinach in a large bowl.

  3. Place shallot, vinegar and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until the liquid is nearly evaporated. Add almonds and paprika (if using) and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Stir in broth and olives and bring to a simmer. Immediately pour the dressing over the spinach and toss until slightly wilted.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per serving
Calories
77
Carbohydrates
3g
Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
5g
Protein
2g
Cholesterol
0mg
Dietary Fiber
2g
Potassium
352mg
Sodium
117mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1 vegetable
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
0
Vitamin A (108% daily value)
Folate (28% dv)
Vitamin C (27% dv)

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2 replies

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-09-17 08:34:54 -0600 Report

Now that I have been informed on vinegars, it seems if we used ACV this recipe is acceptable. I have been making the warm sweet bacon dressing for years with substitutions because I love spinach salad. Thank you for another salad dressing recipe for me to add to my collection. I could live on salads.

ohneclue
ohneclue 2013-09-10 17:34:39 -0600 Report

If you are assuming adding vinegar to a recipe will lower blood sugar, don't. The only vinegar tested that lowered blood sugar was apple cider vinegar so there's no reason to recommend recipes with balsamic vinegar (5 times the sugar of ACV), sherry (balsamic vinegar with sherry flavoring added so same sugar) or rice wine vinegar and any other vinegar as having the same effect on blood sugar. Scientifically inaccurate. While this recipe has a lot of things going for it, thinking that you can use any vinegar other than ACV to get the researched result is false. And substituting these vinegars is scientifically inaccurate.