Warm Walnut Spinach Salad

Warm Walnut Spinach SaladRecipe
Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Ronald Peek, a reader from Aurora, Colorado, loves all kinds of spinach salads and dressed this one with honey, mustard, mirin, and walnut oil to create something unique. If you don't have walnut oil, you can substitute another nut oil such, as almond or hazelnut, and switch the chopped nuts to match.
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups)


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1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons mirin
1/4 cup roasted walnut oil
2 qts. (5 oz.) loosely packed baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup coarsely chopped roasted walnuts


Total: 20 Minutes

1. Sauté onion and mushrooms in butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until softened and starting to brown, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add salt, honey, mustard, and mirin to warm pan, whisking to combine. Slowly whisk in oil. Set aside.

2. Put spinach in a large bowl. Pour dressing on top and toss gently. Sprinkle with walnuts.

Created date

October 2012

Nutritional Information

Calories 314
Caloriesfromfat 62 %
Protein 5.7 g
Fat 22 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 2 g
Sodium 241 mg
Cholesterol 7.8 mg