I'm a sucker for spinach, which I consume on a daily basis on one form or another (iron? calcium? folic acid? lets hear it for green leafy veggies!). So, obviously its my go-to basis for any form of salad, but I think it especially stands up well to salads with warm toppings. This salad was inspired by the French Lentil Salad and is similar; this version is very summery, light(ish), and all the toppings can be made on the grill.
Dressing (single serving):
-1.5 tbsp grainy mustard
-1.5-2 tbsp red wine vinegar
-2 pinches pepper
-tad bit of garlic
-washed spinach leaves
-grilled bell pepper (I like yellow)
-Jenny-O lean turkey kielbasa, cut in half lengthwise, cooked on the grill until hot and splitting
-scallions, if you like, grilled
Basically, make a bed of spinach, top with some chunks of kielbasa, sliced veggies, and the dressing. It could definitely serve 4, and your choice of veggies is your own, but I like the simplicity of just the peppers. At any rate, you're done! Eat and enjoy!
(Whats that you ask? Whats the delicious looking bread product you see in the top picture? why, nothing but beer bread, made with Blue Moon!)