A classic Italian dish, Spinach Salad (Insalata di Spinaci) is an incredibly tasty combination of simple ingredients. Together, the salad is healthy and delicious.
Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad (Insalata di Spinaci)
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 pound fresh spinach; rinsed, dried well, and cut crosswise into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 Cups paper-thin sliced mushrooms
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Cup paper-thin shavings Parmiggiano-Reggiano cheese
  1. Place the spinach and mushrooms in a salad bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil and balsamic vinegar together. Pour over the salad and toss. Sprinkle on the cheese shavings and toss again.
  4. Serve immediately.
Spinach is used in many ways in Italian cooking: in rustic pies, in bread, as a filling for stuffed pasta, in gnocchi, and in soup. In Torgiano, it seemed to be part of every meal. Simply steamed and dressed with olive oil, it was served as a vegetable accompaniment. But when combined with paper-thin slices of cheese and mushrooms, it was outstanding as a salad.

Source: Ciao Italia at <a href="http://www.ciaoitalia.com" target="_new">ciaoitalia.com</a>

NOTES : Recipe from "Ciao Italia" by Mary A. Esposito, (Morrow Cookbooks, 1991)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Per Serving (excluding unknown items) Calories: 133 Fat: 14 g Carbohydrates: 2 g Sodium: 45 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

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