Wilted Spinach Salad with Marinated Onions in Mustard Seed Dressing

Marinated Onion Ingredients: (serves 4)

1/2 yellow onion, sliced
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon bragg liquid aminos
pinch of black pepper

Mustard Seed Dressing:

1 tablespoon soft dates or 1 tablespoon agave syrup, maple syrup or honey
3 tablespoons apple cinder vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon sea salt


8 cups of spinach
2 carrots, julienned (cut into thin small strips)
(I would add some chopped up sugar snap peas in for a little diversity)
Pinch ground black pepper


To marinate onions, combine onions with vinegar, bragg aminos and black pepper. Set aside to marinate while you prepare the rest of the salad. To make the dressing, if you're using dates, soak them in 2 tablespoons of water for 5 minutes or until soft. Mash together the dates and water until it becomes a thick syrupy paste. Pour syrup, vinegar, oil, mustard seeds, and salt into small bowl and mix well. For salad, place spinach and julienned carrots in a large bowl. Pour in marinated onions including the marinade. Toss with the mustard seed dressing. To serve, top tossed salad with a pinch or two of black pepper. Set aside for five minutes. Or if you're like me and can't wait, it's okay to eat right away, although I found it better if I waited a few minutes.

Source: skymeadowrecipes.blogspot.com