This is a tasty, tasty salad, based loosely on instructions for making a salad from the 14th-century Forme of Cury. All the elements work beautifully with one another both texturally and aesthetically. Pack this for a lunch or serve it as a light afternoon meal, and you won't be disappointed.
Use this recipe as a starting point and choose any variation of these ingredients — or others — to create your own personal “salat.” Toss with dressing, and you’re ready to serve!
- 7 cups baby spinach
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup diced prunes
1/2 cup candied walnuts
1/2 cup fresh lemongrass, thinly sliced
1/2 cup violets, primroses, or other edible flowers, optional
Store-bought raspberry vinaigrette, to taste
- Combine the spinach, mint, prunes, walnuts, and lemongrass in a large bowl. The edible flowers can be mixed in with the salad at this point or used as a garnish on top. Pour the vinaigrette over all, then toss well and serve.
- Salads, Main Dishes
- North American
- 4 to 6 servings
- Total Time
- 9 minutes, 59 seconds