Dijonic Tortispinach Salad

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ok, so...
take this 

 plus this

And you get... oh. We ate it too fast to get a picture. :) But trust me, it's yummy. And we have invented a new, yummy salad that I call Dijonic Tortispinach Salad. It is part Dijon, part Balsamic Vinaigrette, part spinach salad, and part tortellini salad.


  • 1 (20-ounce) package cheese tortellini, cooked according to directions, strained, and lightly oiled (so it doesn't stick)
  • 1 lb skinned and boned chicken breasts, grilled and chopped small
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 cups firmly packed fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2  cup yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 6 oz feta, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic - minced
  • 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Honey Dijon mustard (we use Boar's Head)
  • 2 Tbsp Citrus Vinaigrette (Maple Grove Farms of Vermont is a great brand)
  • Pepper to taste
Dump all of the salad ingredients into a large bowl. In a separate, small bowl, mix all of the dressing ingredients, whisk, and let set for about 15 minutes. Then whisk again and pour over the salad ingredients. Toss well to coat. Eat and die from the bliss of this strange concoction!

  • Daddy - this stuff is awesome. Hard to eat, but awesome!
  • Mommy - wow, I love the sweet, tart, bold flavors of the salad
  • Briaunna - eh, I like everything separate, but together it is confusing. Maybe I'll like it when I'm "more mature"... (mom replies, "you mean when your older", I reply, "take off the 'er' and your right")).
  • Kairi - I don't like it. Well, I like the tortellini and chicken, and I like the pecans and cranberries... but I don't like the spinach (surprise suprise)
  • Charis - yum! Can I have more?
  • Jocelyn - I'm full. I ate a bite and I'm full.
  • Xander - it sticks in my mouth! I want to take a nap.


Mrs. M said...

Oh my!! Your recipes all sound and look so yummy!! It was great meeting you yesterday and I will definitely have to share some of our favorite recipes with you!

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