Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Sweet Lunch

Well, the days are getting just the tiniest bit cooler, and I'm already in autumn mode when it comes to lunch. I've been on a spinach salad kick lately. :)

My current recipe includes baby spinach leaves, half of a thinly sliced Fuji apple, and honey baked pecans. I dress it with a honey mustard creamy yogurt dressing and some drizzled honey.

Are you sensing a honey theme here? lol All that sweetness might be better balanced with some crumbled goat cheese... I'll have to try that next time. ;)

Anyway, it is seriously yummy. Try it!

So tell me, what is your favorite lunch these days?


  1. This looks delicious! I love spinach.
    Ladybug Creek

  2. I have a bowl that matches that plate perfectly, honey. Salads have always been my favorite thing to eat. I also put spinach in our salad and use pecans for their sweetness. Yum!!!!

  3. I don't know if I can get off my wrap kick in time to try your spinach salad kick. Oh, maybe I'll add some spinach to my chicken wrap today.

  4. ...last night I made a salad of baby spinach greens mixed with other baby greens, slices of Ginger Gold apple, and toasted walnuts...we were thinking alike:)

    Today, on Rosh Hashanah, apples and honey are traditionally eaten to symbolise a sweet new year:)

  5. Your salad looked delicious Mary. I eat lots of them myself and like to start with mixed baby greens, add a sliced hard boiled egg on top for protein, carrots, tomato, beets and sunflower seeds. Store bought dressings are nice for a treat but olive oil and white balsamic vinegar are my favourite dressing.

  6. Your salad looks absolutely yummy!! I am not a breakfast person {I know...I'm bad}, so sometimes it's eggs and other times soup and salad. I love spinach salad with pears and goat cheese and sometimes as a wilted salad with bacon bits.


  7. Sounds delicious! I do love a spinach salad!

  8. my favorite salad is spinach! It just has so much more flavor than any other salad! I will try and add those yummy extra's next time! Nice photos too!

  9. Looks so good! A salad is probably what I will have for dinner.
    Have a great weekend.

  10. This week, I usually packed vanilla yogurt with bear naked granola on top. Last week it was salad.

    This one looks yum. Love that you included the empty plate!

  11. Sounds delish Mary! But a girls got to have some crusty bread on the side. Or at least some croutons!

    My lunch lately is an Oikos BB yogurt with half a PB sandwich. I need my dairy and protein.

  12. Your salad looks absolutely delicious, Mary. I'd like to join you for lunch sometime!

  13. Oh Mary your salad looked delicious! The next time we head into town I'm going to buy a bag of baby spinach and some creamy yogurt dressing...the rest I already have. Thanks for sharing this with I'm hungry! Have a wonderful weekend. Maura :)

  14. This looks wonderful! I love apples in salads. With fall coming I'm in the mood for chicken salad with lots of apples, cranberries and walnuts in it. On a croissant! (Calories don't matter right?)
    :) Have a great weekend! Karen

  15. This looks so lovely!!!! I love salads and soup for lunch and I'm not picky!!
    I just wondered if you have ever visited site. If not, I just know you would love her blog--Martha has a food column and teaches herb classes, but you would love her old house and her dishes are to die for! Amazing dishes, lamps, etc. From one dishaholic to another!
    Stick Horse Cowgirl V

  16. What a yummy salad Mary! Those pictures make me want to run out and buy some spinach!!!


  17. Everything would taste yummy served on this lovely plate .Hugs!

  18. Now I know what to make next week for lunch :)


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