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Spinach Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

There is nothing like a simple salad for lunch or dinner. Add to it some toasted nuts, lean protein and you have a filling and fabulous meal. We love all kinds of nuts over here. In the fridge we have all different kinds and always a batch of roasted pine nuts ready to go.

If you don’t have pine nuts on hand feel free to use walnuts, pecans, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc….

We recently had some friends over to our place for an aprés ski dinner. We served this salad with our favorite pasta. This was a quick meal to throw together and also makes for wonderful leftovers. Perfect for lunch box meals. Dress your salad as needed so the spinach does not get soggy.

Little ripe cherry tomatoes add a lot of color to a simple salad. We also love them in my Rustic Tomato and Cheese Margherita Tarts (which also happens to be gluten free.)

We always have all kinds of veggies ready to go. Baby spinach is versatile for quick sautés, salads, chili, pasta dishes and so much more…keep a bunch handy.

What is your favorite salad? Do you make your own dressing or use store bought?

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~ Marla Meridith

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15 thoughts on “Spinach Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

  1. Hi Marla your salad looks great! I hope you’re had an awesome weekend, we did Skylar 3rd bday today and we are out the door for a really late but much needed chill walk. No pun intended, it’s brrr here right now!
    Have a great evening w/ your fam 🙂
    xoxo

  2. I love how quick and refreshing this salad is, Marla! I’m usually a measurer too, so it’s nice to have a few go-tos like this to whip up in a snap. I would love to dollop some hummus on this salad and pair it with some multigrain crackers for a super quick and healthy lunch!

  3. You do a very good job of making me feel like I was there “apres ski”. If I had been there your theory of a “big batch” for leftovers would have been merely a theory! GREG

  4. Oooooooh – that salad looks fantastic! LOVE the toasted pine nuts in there. Delish! And thanks so much for the kind words on my blog – you made my day!