Sunday, June 17, 2012

Warm Spinach and Chicken Salad

As the temperatures go up I am looking for light meals to prepare for lunch or dinner.  While temperatures in the 90s aren't unreasonable, I still don't feel like standing in the kitchen over a warm stove.   Today's lunch was perfect!  It was light and just enough for lunch.


Warm Spinach and Chicken Salad

Serves 1-2

2 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach, cleaned, dried and torn
3 mushrooms, cleaned, dried and sliced
1 green onion, minced
3 oz. cooked chicken, cubed
2 slices bacon, center cut, chopped
2/3 Tbsp bacon drippings
1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Fructose, granulated
1/8 tsp each salt and pepper
1 hard boiled egg, white only, diced
1 medium apple, sliced

Place the spinach in a large bowl  and add sliced mushrooms, chopped onion,  and cooked chicken.  Just before serving, fry bacon until crisp and remove from pan.  To hot bacon drippings,  add vinegar, lemon juice,  fructose, and salt and pepper until hot and bubbly.  Pour immediately over spinach and toss.  Sprinkle salad with diced egg whites and rumbled bacon.  Serve with apple slices.

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This was a delicious salad that I will serve for dinner the next time that I make it.

Sharing today at On the Menu Monday hosted by Yvonne at Stone Gable.

9 comments:

  1. Lovely salad for a summer day! Apple and spinach is a crunchy tasty combination. :)

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  2. TOTALLY YUMMU!! I eat a lot of salads, as I like to keep my life very light and thin! Thanks for the great recipe.
    Happy Father's Day to you all.
    FABBY

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  3. What a lovely healthy salad. I've been stuck in a rut with arugula lately. I need to spread my wings to spinach.
    Sam

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  4. Great minds think alike Kathy, I was just thinking today of making chicken salad and serving it over baby spinach for my lunch this week. That always makes a perfect summer lunch or supper. Sounds good!

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  5. that sounds so delicious! i love spinach:) thanks for sharing!

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  6. A WARM salad? I've never heard of such a thing, but I think that I like the sound of it!

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  7. I think you achieved your goal Kathy - sounds and looks delicious.

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  8. I love light salads like this in the summer, Kathy.

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  9. Kate - this sounds like a perfect salad to me, it has everything that I love, especially that warm dressing, YUM!

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