Vegan Baby Spinach & Walnut Salad with Raspberry Maple Vinaigrette Dressing

This is a mild and fruity flavored salad with contrasting textures and flavors that is perfect for spring or summer lunch or outdoor dinner. The dressing is both sweet and tangy.

  • 6 cups baby spinach, or any spinach
  • ½ cup red cabbage, thinly sliced or radicchio
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced or diced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced, separated into rings to taste
  • Sliced pears or sliced avocados
  • ½ cup roasted walnuts, chopped

Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces into a large salad bowl. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of Raspberry Maple Vinaigrette Dressing and toss lettuce with red cabbage, cucumbers, carrots and red onions. Top with pears and walnuts.

Raspberry Maple Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 4 teaspoons raspberry vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons of canola or olive oil

Whisk together ingredients or use blender.

Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator.

Categories

AllVegtablesTofu, Beans & PeasSauces, Dip & GraviesBreads, Muffins & Breakfast

Tags

TomatoStirfry

Buy the Book!

Buy Now!

Testimonials

Delicious food!
My very favorite cookbook.
Rethinking "Vegan!"
A must have for every kitchen!
Informative, versatile and
teeming of recipe inspiration.
Full of easy and deliciously
fun recipes!

About the Author

Deborah Brutsché believes in uncomplicated meals. Through the power of simple and satisfying recipes, Deborah has created a connection for people who are on a journey to healthier living by choosing a diet that is free of animal products. She gladly embraced the challenge of giving her traditional, Southernstyle cooking a vegan twist. Deborah was influenced by her mother’s and grandmother’s family recipes.

Raising a family in Dallas and now living in Austin, Texas, her cooking is influenced by the distinctive flavors of the Southern U.S. and Mexico and new influences from her multi-cultural family.