Figs, Walnuts and Spinach Salad

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2 TBS white wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 8 dried figs, sliced
  • 2 TBS chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Slice onion and let sit for at least 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.
  2. Marinate sliced onion in 2 TBS white wine or apple cider vinegar and hot water for 10 minutes while preparing rest of ingredients.
  3. Rinse and dry baby spinach. If you have a salad spinner that is best, otherwise, dry with paper towels. This will avoid dressing getting diluted.
  4. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and pepper, drizzling in the olive oil a little at a time at the end. Toss with rest of ingredients and serve.

Serves 4