Okay, so money's really tight around here right now, and my options are limited when trying to do a Secret Ingredient Cook-Off. But I came up with some really tasty, and LOW-FAT (!), dishes... The first: an appetizer salad of spinach and arugula with a sweet and salty Greek-ness to it. Simple and delicious!
SPINACH & ARUGULA SALAD WITH WARM STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC DRESSING
Enough spinach and arugula (equal parts) to feed four
About a 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
About a 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup sliced strawberries, cleaned and hulled
sea salt, to taste
Mound spinach and arugula on a salad plate and sprinkle cheese and almonds over the mix. In a saucepan over medium to medium-high heat, warm the vinegar and strawberries. Mash the strawberries with a fork and continue to cook until mixture boils. Boil for about a minute or two, then let cool slightly and spoon over salad.
"Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, & who we want to be." -- Molly Wizenberg