Spinach is packed with nutrients that can prevent dementia such as folate, vitamin E and vitamin K. Studies show that eating three servings of leafy greens a day such as spinach can delay dementia by 40%.
- Red Wine Vinaigrette:
- 1 TSP - minced garlic
- 1/2 TSP - dijon mustard
- 1 TBSP - cider vinegar
- 2 TBSP - maple syrup
- 3 TBSP - olive oil
- 2 TSP - lemon juice
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 cup - freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2 cups - small grape tomatoes
- 6 cups - baby spinach leaves
- 1 - small orange, peeled and cut into small wedges
- 1/3 cup - thinly sliced red onion
- 1 To make the Parmesan crisps: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. With a 1 Tbsp measuring spoon, place the cheese on a baking sheet, making 12 rounds. Bake for 8 minutes.
- 2 To make the salad: In a hot skillet, sear the whole tomatoes just until slightly charred. Set aside to cool.
- 3 On a large platter add the spinach, orange wedges, onion, tomatoes and crisps.
- 4 To make the dressing: Combine the garlic, mustard, vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper and pour overtop of the salad.
This is an elegant salad to serve to company. Add a grilled protein such as chicken, beef, pork, fish or tofu and make it an entire meal. These Parmesan crisps are so addictive you’ll have to lock them away before serving.Make Ahead:
Prepare crisps up to a week in advance and the remainder of the salad early in the day. Dress just before serving.