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Warm Spinach Salad

 Warm Spinach Salad
This salad can be varied by substituting your family's favorite greens for the spinach. If you're really pressed for time, a bottled spinach dressing should work nicely besides.—Elizabeth Montgomery, Allston, MA
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons cider or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) fresh spinach, torn
  • Hard-cooked eggs and seasoned croutons, optional


  • In a Dutch oven, saute garlic in oil for 1-2 minutes. Remove from the
  • heat; cool slightly. Stir in vinegar, salt and pepper. Add spinach
  • and toss to coat. Place on plates or in bowls; top with eggs and
  • croutons if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 93 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 234 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.