Monday, April 28, 2008

That 90s Salad

That 90s Salad
From: Mahna Mahna

4 cups baby spinach
1 sweet apple, diced (pref Royal Gala or Delicious)
1 ripe pear, diced
1/4 cup dried cranberries
4 oz goat cheese, crumbled
Handful of toasted sunflower seeds

Tahini Dressing
2 tbsp tahini
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Whisk together ingredients for tahini dressing until smooth.
In a large bowl, toss together spinach, apples, pears, and dried cranberries. Add dressing and toss to coat. Divide into four bowls and garnish each with an equal amount of goat cheese and sunflower seeds.

Note: If you're feeling particularly fruity (or if you have a hot date later in the evening and can't risk that much garlic), you could also swap out the tahini dressing for an equally appropriate raspberry vinaigrette.

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