Vegetarian Wilted Spinach Salad V1

Makes two main dish salads

8 cups spinach
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 t sugar
1 t smoky paprika
1 1/2 T olive oil
1/2 cup red onion
1 twist from the salt grinder
2 hard-boiled eggs

Spoon Mage™ Note:

Click here for the version made with apple cider vinegar and vegetarian bacon salt.

Make your salad Vegan by subbing in your favorite protein such as nuts, seeds, tempeh, stir-fried soy squares, etc…


Hard boil eggs. Set them in the ice bath to cool while preparing the rest of the salad.

Tear spinach and place in large bowl, season with fresh cracked black pepper.

Measure the vinegar, water, sugar, and smoky paprika into a small bowl and give it a good stir. Dip a piece of spinach in the dressing to check for seasonings and adjust the salt and pepper to suit you.

Finely chop the red onion and add with the olive oil to a small pan that has been heated over medium. Give a stir to coat the slices, add a twist of sea salt, and heat with minimal stirring so that the onions become well browned.

Pour the vinegar mixture into the pan with the onions and heat on high until you achieve a vigorous boil.

Drench the spinach with the boiling dressing and toss. The amount of the spinach which may have seemed excessive before is now reduced as the spinach is instantly cooked a bit.

Divide the spinach mixture on to two plates and top with hard-boiled egg slices.

Serve immediately with a slice of nice chewy whole grain bread.

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