Something I threw together for lunch

Yesterday I really wanted to try out that Feta cheese on a salad with the organic baby spinach I bought.  So to the spinach I added a ladle full of the white chicken chili I made Monday night.  I diced up some sweet onion & sprinkled with Feta cheese, a little sea salt and pepper. 

I was trying to come up with a dressing to add to the spinach first.  Found one online that sounded good….zesty honey and lime.  It didn’t turn out quite to be what I wanted, so I kept throwing things in to get it to the flavor I was looking for.  I was using a small jelly-size canning jar, and everytime I added ingredients I put on the lid and shook it up. 

These are the approximate amounts that I ended up with:

1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup safflower oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 T honey
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
sea salt
squirt of horesradish mustard
a little bit of filtered water

shake in closed jar & chill.

I don’t know that I’m 100% thrilled with the results.  It was quite acidic at first, so next time I would cut back on the vinegar.  I looked it up online and found that salt will cut the acidity back, so I added more and it did seem to help.  Since it was zesty honey & lime dressing, I think I might omit the red wine vinegar altogether or cut it back to only 1-2 tsp at most. 

Anyone have a dressing similar & have ideas for what else I could add?  I did go ahead and use a tablespoon of the dressing and shake it with the spinach leaves in a closed tupperware container before adding the other ingredients. 

The end result was this chicken chili feta salad.  It was really tasty, but needed more FETA!! 

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2 Responses to Something I threw together for lunch

  1. Sarah says:

    hi mom i love your blog.

  2. Peg4Jesus7 says:

    Mmm, that does look delicious! But, I do agree, more Feta! Can't go wrong with more cheese 😉

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