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Tried this salad recipe the other day. Failed miserably. Perhaps it's that I'm not hugely fond of avocado. Perhaps I had too much spinach in the salad so that I couldn't get much of the raspberry jazz flavor. Whatever it was, it sucked. Won't try this one again.

Raspberry Jazz Spinach Salad

  • 1 bunch fresh spinach
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup seeded and finely chopped jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts (can be substituted with slivered almond or walnuts)

Clean and chop the spinach. In a saucepan, add red onion and avocado. Add raspberries, jalapenos, balsamic vinegar, and pine nuts. Stir over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until warm. Pour the warmed mixture over the spinach leaves, toss, and serve.

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vorona From: vorona Date: August 18th, 2002 09:08 am (UTC) (Link)
That looks so good.
Except for the pine nuts, maybe, and only
because I've OD'd on those and have a bit
of an aversion to them now. But the raspberries
+ spinach combination sounds good.

Hmmm. Now I want to make orange & olive salad!
freedomseeker7 From: freedomseeker7 Date: August 18th, 2002 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Drop the jalepenos!

I love spicy...but they don't fit in this salad! The sublty of the rasberries would too easily be lost with so much bite!

I make a similar salad with some citrus. A few orange sections tossed in and a bit of the juice squished over the top.

~oh...and this would be one salad that I would tend toward a lightly UN-ripe avocado, rather than a muchy one!

Now I want a yummy salad! Crunch!

gwenaida From: gwenaida Date: August 18th, 2002 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
sounds yummy, i agree on the no nuts and no jalapenos.
i think i might have to try it without those 2 things...
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