:: Spinach and Cherry Tomato Salad

August 11, 2009 at 8:32 am 2 comments

We’ve had a pretty bad summer here in Ireland weather wise, and I had high hopes for lots of lovely summer evening BBQ’s with some tasty salads.  Instead I have had to settle with eating out whenever it’s been dry for more than 30 minutes and dragging a full table setting in out of the rain on more than one occassion.  However we still have the whole of August to go so fingers crossed for that perfect summer evening!  I have one more recipe from our little bank holiday break and few more photos too, enjoy!  This was the view from our table while we ate this salad:

Spinach and Cherry Tomato Salad

If you don’t have avocado oil, don’t worry, just use some good quality extra virgin olive oil.  As I mentioned in a previous post I picked up some recently and it tastes great, plus it’s super healthy, so if you can get your hands on some try it out!

Serves 4
3 large handfuls of spinach
2 large handfuls of rocket
1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
3 tablespoons of avocado oil
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of English mustard
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
A good pinch of sea salt and black pepper

Add the oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, garlic, sea salt and black pepper to a large mixing bowl.  Whisk to combine. 
Add the tomatoes, spinach, and rocket to the bowl and toss until all the leaves are coated in the tasty dressing.
Serve straight away.  You could also make the dressing ahead of time and keep in the fridge.


Entry filed under: cherry tomatoes, mustard, salad, spinach.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nik  |  August 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    oh! this sounds lovely! I always appreciate the beautiful pictures too! Keep up the good/delicious work!!!


  • 2. Donal  |  August 11, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Hey Nik!
    Thanks a million- glad you've been stopping by!


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