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Stinky Breath

anonionsalad.jpgWhat do you make when you find yourself home alone for the weekend, without a husband in sight, when you are sick of sweets and hearty food, and you've been reading about delicious salad's all week and you have some wonderful new Alejandro & Martin Olive Oil that you want to try out? Me? I make a Spinach and Red Onion Salad. Yes... red onion, which is the equivalent of really stinky breath. No need to worry though because the only person within my breaths distance is my 6 month old baby, and she hasn't complained so far. If you are interested in offending others with your stinky breath, but tasting an amazingly simple salad, here's the recipe adapted from Recipezaar:

Fresh Spinach Leaves, Washed and Spun Dry (I just use the pre-packaged bag of spinach)FoodPics046.jpg
1 Medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (may I suggest Alejandro and Martin's 2005 Greek Fragrant and Fruity blend...delicious!)
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Garlic flavored croutons
Add to bowl, toss and serve. 
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Posted on Friday, December 22, 2006 at 11:34PM by Registered CommenterKristen | Comments9 Comments

Reader Comments (9)

Ok, just WHERE is everyone getting those oils?? I have read several posts about them!! They sound divine!

And your salad also sounds great! I love spinach and really missed it during the recent e.coli issue. Your photo is SO lovely!
December 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Home Alone?...What a treat!
December 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe
Kristen, I like salads very much - this is worth trying!

My father loves garlic in his food, but we couln't have a decent conversation afterwards. So I learned from a friend that you have to take a piece of orange zest, chew it a lot and then swallow it.
My dad has been doing this ever since and we no longer had problems communicating. :D
December 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia Scarpin
Yum! I love salads and red onion is the best! have you ever had it roasted? Yummy stuff!
December 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterClaire
I Love Red Onion. But nothing speaks "Stinky Breath" like lotsa GARLIC!

One of the Olive Oils I like alot is Pasolivo from around our region here in Santa Barbara.

December 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commentercookie jill
This looks really good! Thanks for stopping by.
December 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGail
I just got my olive oil and can't wait to try it out!
December 23, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterbrilynn
Oh god, I totally hear you on the rich food. I am so ready to start eating like a rabbit after the holidays, and this spinach salad looks like a great place to start.
December 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
I've been eating lots of yummy salads for lunch lately! My favorite lately has been greens with orange slices, walnuts and vinaigrette. Sorry I'm not a big fan of raw onion :-)
December 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

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