I had to come out of "blog retirement" with a shout-out to my favorite salad of all time. I'm more of a sauteed-greens-with-garlic kinda girl, but when a friend mentioned making spinach salad with feta, a faint but happy memory of this lovely salad came back to me.
It's gorgeous (lotsa colors), delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. And if you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that's my recipe triumvirate, my foodie trinity. There's a lovely interplay between the saltiness of the cheese and sweetness of the orange slices, the snap of the onion and pillow-soft cheese. It's got everything.
Baby spinach, washed
Red onion, sliced thinly
Feta or cotija cheese, crumbled
Canned mandarin orange slices in light syrup
Combine & toss all the ingredients. Really, there isn't much more to say. Oh, if you want to eat this as a main course, add slices of hard-boiled eggs. And if you're a carnivore, crumbled bacon on top is almost gilding the lily.
Guess what I'm eating for dinner tonight?