Karl’s Spinach Salad with Lime Tarragon Dressing

I did a ham steak and roasties for Sunday dinner and I decided that I needed more green vegetables. I had a bag of baby spinach and a beefsteak tomato, that I had forgotten to add to a previous dish. Checking for what else was in my kitchen I found some cucumber, celery, and a lime. A quick chop and shake and voilà.

Karl’s Spinach Salad with Lime Tarragon Dressing

Karl’s Spinach Salad
with Lime Tarragon Dressing

Karl’s Spinach Salad with Lime Tarragon Dressing

Ingredients

Dressing

1 Tbs. lime juice
1 Tbs. peanut oil
½ tsp. tarragon
pinch black pepper
pinch Kosher salt
pinch yellow mustard powder

10 oz. baby spinach
1 large beefsteak tomato
1 medium cucumber, sliced
1-2 stalks celery

Directions

1. Put the lime juice, oil, tarragon, pepper, salt, and mustard into a small lidded jar.

Tip: A little dried mustard helps the juice and oil stay emulsified after you shake it up.

Note: Set the dressing aside to meld and re-shake it a few times until you are ready to use it.

2. Put the spinach in a large bowl.

3. Seed and chop the tomato and cucumber into bite sized pieces.

4. Add the celery and pour the dressing over the salad.

Tip: Do not add the dressing until you are just ready to serve the salad.

Note: The salt in the dressing will draw the moisture out of the vegetables. If you add dressing too soon, you might end up with a soggy, wilted salad.

5. Serve the salad slightly chilled.

1 Comment

Filed under California Fusion, Salads, Side Dishes

One response to “Karl’s Spinach Salad with Lime Tarragon Dressing

  1. Pingback: Karl’s Ham Steak with Apple Butter Clove Glaze | Jabberwocky Stew

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