Spinach Basil Salad

Spinach Basil Salad

I’m seeing chocolate eggs and jellybeans everywhere.  I know the bunny’s on his way, but it’s all about healthy, light, greens around here.  Believe me, you’re going to want to fill your basket with Spinach Basil Salad!

Spinach Basil Salad

Spring and salads just go together, especially if they are fresh and extra flavorful.  Spinach Basil Salad is all of that and more.  Just fill up your salad spinner and then chill your washed greens.  It’s delicious as is, or make it the star of your dining experience by adding grilled chicken or salmon.
Spinach Basil Salad
 
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Light, fresh, and so full of flavor, this salad stands on it's own or is a lovely bed for grilled salmon or chicken.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 bunches baby spinach, washed and stemmed (5-6 cups)
  • 1 big bunch basil leaves, washed and stemmed (2 cups)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 oz. prosciutto, diced small
  • ½ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed and chopped
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan
  • 4 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • garnish with croutons and cherry tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Sauté the garlic and prosciutto in the olive oil until prosciutto is crispy and garlic is soft.
  2. Pour the oil in a jar with the balsamic and shake to mix.
  3. Season to taste.
  4. Gently toss the leaves together in a bowl, pour the warm dressing over and toss again.
  5. Sprinkle with pine nuts and grated cheese.
  6. Garnish with croutons and tiny cherry tomatoes.
  7. Add grilled or poached chicken or salmon, if desired, and serve.
Spinach Basil Salad

We leave cookies and milk for jolly ol’ Santa Clause.  Imagine your bunny’s delight when he hops by and finds a Spinach Basil Salad all dressed up waiting for him…you got it, bunny bait!

Here’s a pin for you.

Spinach Basil Salad

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About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

3 Comments

  1. GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart

    Basil has such an amazing and bright flavor that I know this salad must be delicious! Looks fantastic too. yum!

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  2. Debbie

    Oh yes, oh yes… two of my favorite green flavors together. I have to pin this on my secret board so my other luncheon club peeps don’t repin and steal it from me.

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  3. GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart

    Good morning, Friend! Popping in to say hi and catch up on your recent posts. Always love visiting 🙂

    Reply

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