Posted May 26, 2007 by Nick Lindauer in Recipes

Recipe: Spinach Salad with Not Yo’ Mama’s Dressing

After reviewing Not Yo Mama’s Habanero Pepper Marmalade last week, the recipe about the spinach salad made me hungry (go figure) so I went off to the maket and picked up the fixings for a nice dinner.

Not Yo Mama's Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad with Not Yo’ Mama’s Dressing
Serves 2

3 tablespoons Not Yo Mama’s pepper marmalade (habanero or mild)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 cups baby spinach leaves
2 ounces goat cheese, sliced
1 ounce shaved red onion
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans

In a small bowl, whisk together the pepper jelly, olive oil, salt and mustard to make the dressing. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Let cool.

Place the spinach in a large bowl, and toss with the dressing. Divide between two serving bowls. Top each one with onions, slices of goat cheese, and sprinkle with toasted walnuts or pecans.

Not Yo Mama's Spinach Salad

Making the dressing was easy – just mix and whisk.

Not Yo Mama's Spinach Salad

Up close – I used bleu cheese instead of goat cheese, but the effect was just the same.

Not Yo Mama's Spinach Salad

There you have it, a complete dinner – Bacon wrapped sea scallops, Coconut crusted shrimp, Not Yo Mama’s Spinach Salad and some garlic bread. I’d give you the recipe for the Scallops and Shrimp, but I didn’t make em – just bought them and grilled ’em. The salad dressing was a great addition and I’m going to be making it again – maybe adding a bit of fresh garlic. It was mild in heat but full of flavor. The flavor was a bit milder then when I tried it on the salmon, but nontheless it was a nice pleasant heat addition to the salad – without overpowering the salad. The dressing was simple and easy to throw together and made the salad go from just a regular salad to a gourmet salad that will impress anyone you serve it to.

Not Yo Mama’s Gourmet Foods
PMB 215
1919 Oxmoor Rd
Homewood, AL 35209
Phone: 205.862.6254
Email: info@notyomamasgourmet.com

Nick Lindauer

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