Spinach & grapefruit salad

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 grapefruit -- pink or red
6 cloves garlic -- peeled

2 ts poppy seeds

½ red onion -- thinly sliced 2 TB white wine vinegar

2 TB olive oil -- extra-virgin

1 TB coarse-grain mustard -- pref : Pommery

½ ts honey

: salt and freshly ground : pepper

¾ lb fresh spinach, washed and : torn -- (16 cups)

½ sm jicama, peeled & cut -- in : matchsticks

Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add poppy seeds and toast, stirring constantly, until aromatic, 1-2 minutes; set aside Place onion slices in small bowl; add cold water to cover and soak for 10 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile, with a sharp knife, remove skin and white pith from grapefruit and discard. Working over a small bowl to catch the juice, cut the grapefruit segments from their surrounding membranes; reserve the segments in a small bowl. Measure ⅓ cup of the juice and set aside. Bring garlic cloves in a small saucepan and add water to cover. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain. In a blender, combine vinegar, oil, mustard, honey, cooked garlic and reserved grapefruit juice. Blend until creamy. Season with salt and pepper. In a sald bowl, combine spinach, jicama, and reserved onions and grapefruit sections. Drizzle with the dressing and toss. Arrange on salad plates and garnish with the toasted poppy seends.

Recipe By : MSBello

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