Tasty Tuesday

spinach salad with apples and olives

Spinach Salad with a Twist

2 sweet potatoes

3 tbsp. olive oil

salt and pepper

1/4 cup red wine 

2 tbsp. fresh dill

1 bunch of spinach

1 15.5-oz can chickpeas, rinsed

4 oz. feta, crumbled (about 1 cup)

1 tart apple (such as granny smith or pink lady), sliced

1/4 cup kalamata olives, halved

Heat oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the sweet potato with 1 tbsp. of the oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Roast, tossing once, until tender, 25-30 minutes. Let cool slightly

In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, dill, the remainder 2 tbsp. of oil, and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Add the squash, spinach, chickpeas, feta, apple, and olives and toss to combine. 

Before I had a child I HATED olives and feta, while pregnant I craved them both constantly. I was sure it would go away once having Hoke but low and behold, I still love them both and cannot get enough. This salad is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.

One tip, I toss everything together except the spinach and spoon it all on top of the spinach so that the leftovers do not get soggy, if you have leftovers that is!

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