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Wilted Spinach Salad With Grilled Onions, Walnuts, Avocado & Apple

Servings 6 servings
Calories 300kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 avocado small
  • 2 cups red onion
  • ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • ½ tsp cumin seed
  • 1 cup walnuts lightly toasted
  • 10 oz baby spinach
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt coarse

Instructions

  • Cut the apple into thin slices onto a plate and drizzle with about 2 teaspoons of the lemon juice.
  • Cover the plate tightly and refrigerate.
  • Pour the remaining lemon juice onto a second plate.
  • Peel and slice the avocado, then place the slices in the lemon juice and turn them over until they are well coated, then set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized skillet or a ridged grill pan.
  • Add the onion and cook over high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the cumin seeds and walnuts, turn the heat down to medium and cook with minimal stirring for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the seeds and nuts give off a toasty aroma. Be careful not to let them burn!
  • Add the onion mixture to the spinach and toss until thoroughly mixed.
  • The spinach will wilt upon contact with the hot oil and onion.
  • To speed this process along – and to be sure you include every last drop of the flavorful oil – you can add some of the spinach directly to the pan and swish it around a little, then return it to the bowl.
  • Sprinkle in the salt as you toss.
  • Gently mix in the avocado, including all the lemon juice and the apple.
  • Grind in a generous amount of black pepper and serve right away, garnished with lemon wedges to squeeze on top, if desired.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Wilted Spinach Salad With Grilled Onions, Walnuts, Avocado & Apple
Amount Per Serving (188 g)
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 587mg17%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.