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
hard-boiled large 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.