Spinach and grapefruit salad

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 teaspoons Poppy seeds
½ \N Red onion -- thinly sliced
3 \N Grapefruit -- pink or red
6 \N Cloves garlic -- peeled
2 tablespoons White wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Olive oil -- extra-virgin
1 tablespoon Coarse-grain mustard -- pref
\N \N Pommery
½ teaspoon Honey
\N \N Salt and freshly ground
\N \N Pepper
¾ pounds Fresh spinach, washed and
\N \N Torn -- (16 cups)
½ small Jicama, peeled & cut -- in
\N \N 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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