For Christmas, my girlfriends and I all got together to exchange gifts, and my friend Jess's fiance cooked us a fabulous dinner that I'll never forget. He was so secretive when he was cooking and he wouldn't let us know what anything was until it was served. First up... wilted spinach salad with feta - OH MY GOODNESS, this salad (albeit not very healthy) was so freaking good!
Now here we are, 2 months later, and my other friend, Dana, mentioned having a dinner party and she didn't know what to make. This amazing salad was the first thing that popped into my head because as easy as it is, it's definitely an impressive dish. Then, of course, I started craving it, so I made it for dinner last night!
WILTED SPINACH SALAD WITH FETA
1 9-ounce bag fresh spinach leaves
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium red onion, halved, cut into 1/3-inch thick wedges with some core attached
1 7-ounce package feta cheese, coarsely crumbled
2 tablespoons Sherry wine vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)
Place spinach in large bowl.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over high heat.
Add onion; sauté until brown and softened, about 7 minutes.
Transfer to bowl with spinach; remove skillet from heat.
Add remaining 3 tablespoons oil and cheese to skillet.
Stir to melt cheese slightly, about 1 minute. Stir in vinegar.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over spinach; toss to coat and wilt slightly.
Serves 4 - see source link for nutritional info.
This photo doesn't really do it justice, but TRUST ME, it's beautiful and delicious and you will love this!!