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Spinach Salad With Feta Mint And Olives

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Ingredients
  Garlic cloves 3 Large, minced
  Extra virgin olive oil 10 Tablespoon (1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons)
  French bread slices 4 , cut 1/4-inch thick
  Sherry vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Spinach/3 cups spinach and 2 cups curly endive / escarole 6 Cup (96 tbs), stemmed and washed
  Red onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), thinly sliced
  Crumbled feta cheese/1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan 2 Ounce
  Kalamata olives/Other brine-cured black olives 4
  Minced fresh mint 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°.
2) In a small bowl, add garlic and 1/2 cup of olive oil. Combine well.
3) Take each bread slice to brush with some of the garlic oil and reserve the remaining part.

MAKING
4) In a baking sheet, place the bread and bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.
5) In a medium bowl, add vinegar, remaining garlic-oil mixture, the salt and pepper. Combine thoroughly.
6) In a salad bowl, add spinach, onion, feta cheese and olives to toss well.
7) Pour in vinaigrette and toss again.
8) In a small skillet, add remaining 2 tablespoons oil and heat up.
9) Drizzle the hot oil over the salad and toss.
10) Add the mint and additional salt and pepper to taste.

SERVING
11) Transfer the salad on serving plates and sprinkle toasted croutons on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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