Super Charged Spinach Salad

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No I did not dine on this fine salad in Austin, TX. However, it is the perfect get-back-into-healthy-eating or detox salad for my week after vacation. I mean that in all seriousness as I sit down to prep this post with a serving of Super Charged Spinach Salad real-time in front of me. YUM!

This recipe comes from The Scramble*, and I have made this salad five or more times in the last month. I’m pretty sure that it will be a summer staple around our house. In reality there is nothing groundbreaking about this combination. But I do love the tuna and egg combo, as well as the homemade dressing.

A note about the tuna. I made mine with 1 Tbsp. of mustard, and 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise. To that I added some Sweet and Spicy stackers from Hee-Haw Pickles. For me, the pickle makes the tuna. The pickle makes the whole salad, really. This is my humble opinion. But if you have a kickin’ pickle, it just seems to make the entire dish that much more delectable.

I’d love to hear about your favorite salads. Do you have any that you make on a regular basis? Do you have any that you love to serve for guests? Do you have a salad that is the perfect summer barbecue side? I’d love to know!! Wednesday is with us, and we’re nearing mid-week. I hope that makes you smile!!

XX, Megan

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Ingredients

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. Dijon mustard (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)
1/8 tsp. salt
6 oz. baby spinach
1/4 red onion, halved and thinly sliced (1/2 cup total)
5 button mushrooms, sliced
1 avocado, peeled and diced
1 tomato, diced, or use 1 orange, peeled and chopped
6 .4 oz. chunk light tuna in water (sold in pouches rather than cans), drained, or use white beans or chickpeas

Directions

(Start the eggs first, if you are serving them.) For the dressing, whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey, mustard and salt until the ingredients emulsify (combine and thicken).

In a large serving bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Wah-lah! Your salad is complete!

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*The Scramble is a meal planning service to which you can subscribe here. For a fantastic price you will receive 8 weekly meals which means 8 recipes (main course plus a side dish), complete grocery list, the ability to tweak the number of people you are making for, and full nutrition facts.

PLUS tips as to how best to PREP your meal beforehand, add a punch of FLAVOR, and how to SLOW COOK almost every recipe if you’re especially slammed that night. This wonderful service really does live up to it’s name. You can come home at 6 p.m. and be sitting down to a DELICIOUS, HEALTHY, HOME COOKED meal by 6:30 p.m. most nights.

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