This month’s post for Secret Recipe Club is exciting for so many reasons!! First off, I was assigned an awesome blog Cookin’ with Moxie. Second off, Jamie, the wonderful author, is from Boston just like me!! And thirdly… it’s my birthday (: Oh, and did I mention I moved to Las Vegas?!
It was hard to choose a recipe of course, but alas, I had to make the hard decision of choosing just one. The recipe I came across happens to also be a Secret Recipe Club recipe: Summer Spinach and Grape Salad. Now seeing as I am in Las Vegas enjoying weather I wouldn’t have normally had the chance to enjoy (still freezing in Boston), I thought it was a great time to make a cool, healthy summer salad!
Spinach and Grape Salad
1 large bag baby spinach
1 1/2 cups red grapes, sliced
1 small red onion, diced
1 large cucumber, diced
2 Tbsp. dijon mustard
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. water
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
In a small mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing. Whisk well to combine. Set aside in the refrigerator while you prepare the salad.
In a large salad bowl, toss to combine the spinach, grapes, onion, and cucumber.
Dressing the entire salad will make storing for leftovers impossible, unless you like soggy greens! So unless you plan on serving or eating the entire salad, dress the salad to order. Enjoy on its own, topped with your favorite protein, or as a side (: