Wilted Spinach Salad with Walnuts


1/2 pound fresh spinach
1/4 cup olive oil
1 or 2 stems of fresh garlic or cloves or cured garlic
3/4 cup walnuts
3 T wine, champagne, or balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste


Prepare this salad directly before you plan to eat. It doesn’t keep long. First, wash the spinach well by soaking it in cold water. When it is completely clean, drain it and spin it until completely dry. Break any large leaves into bite-sized pieces.

Clean and chop up the garlic. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet and add the garlic and walnuts. Fry for 5 to 8 minutes. Add the hot mixture directly to the spinach and toss until all the spinach is coated. Toss in the vinegar, salt and pepper.