Happy New Year everyone! I thought I'd start the new year off with something healthy for all those with "get in shape" resolutions. :)
I made this salad for a lunch with some friends and served it on the side of homemade chicken strips and sweet potato fries... those recipes are coming soon! I was originally wanting to a make a strawberry salad and dressing, but strawberries this time of year are not very pretty. Raspberries turned out to be the perfect choice. I love how everything is fresh and colorful. Enjoy!
For the salad, you'll need:
Fontina cheese, cut in small rectangles
Raspberry Vinaigrette (See recipe below)
*Don't worry about proportions too much, just put however much feels right. :)
Fill a bowl with spinach and pile on the fresh raspberries, Fontina, and almonds.
Drizzle with vinaigrette.
I'm really proud of this because I made it up on the spot. Luckily I wrote down the ingredients because I'm making this again for sure!
1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
A few basil leaves
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until you get a vinaigrette consistency. My recipe made about a cup of dressing.
Sending you love (and a wonderful 2011) from my kitchen.