I think part of the issue is that I am definitely fighting off some form of illness. My original plan was to stay in bed all day, but I got called in to cover a deposition so into work I went. I did leave right after the depo was over, but then I ended up running errands so I didn't get home that much earlier.
Luckily, Thatboy decided tonight would be a good night to pick up a pizza for dinner. Which is a nice temporary reprieve when you're under the weather. All I had to do was throw together a salad. This is as basic a salad as you can get - tomatoes, spinach, and red onion. In the summer this salad will sing in a much richer key but it still works when you're so stuffed up you can't taste anything.
The basic salad is highlighted by a tangy horseradish vinaigrette which couldn't be easier to make. If you're new to making salad dressings, they're nothing to fear - mix an oil and a vinegar and then just start playing. Often I'll use a juice of some kind, but this salad called for something a little more interesting, a little more sinus clearing.
And now I'm off to bed with the hopes that tomorrow no one will notice me napping on my desk!
Red Onion and Spinach Salad
2 cups of spinach leaves
2 tomatoes, sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 Tbsp horseradish
- Arrange spinach on plates and places sliced tomatoes and onions over.
- Sprinkle salt over the entire plate.
- Whisk together oil, vinegar, and horseradish in a small bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour dressing over the spinach, onion, and tomato