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Warm Spinach Salad with Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette

I am amazed that so many recipes have withstood the test of time. Take roasted chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes. A traditional dinner menu that has not evolved much over time. Add a few herbs to the chicken, a little garlic to the beans and some butter and milk in the potatoes and you have yourself a tasty dinner. Cooked spinach and liver on the other hand needed a serious overhaul and with today’s culinary artists spinach is finding its way into our homes once again. Warm Spinach with Ginger Soy Vinaigrette is not your Grandmother’s slimy¬† flavorless spinach. For picky kids pair with a side of fish or pasta.

Source: Clean Eating Magazine
Vinaigrette
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup light or blended olive oil

Salad
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup shelled edamame beans
4 cups baby spinach leaves, washed and stemmed
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
1/4 cup unsalted dry roasted cashews
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

In a small saucepan, combine all vinaigrette ingredients. Simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes; set aside.

To prepare salad heat a large saute pan over medium heat, add oil and mushrooms; saute until cooked through. Add edamame sauteing to heat through, about 2 minutes. Add spinach; heat until leaves just begin to wilt, about 1 minute.

Pour spinach mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add cilantro and cashews. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss with just enough vinaigrette to coat. Serve immediately.