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Spinach and Artichoke Salad

This recipe's tangy lemon and garlic dressing is perfect with the artichokes and spinach. A refreshing variation on the usual mixed greens, this salad is great on its own for a light lunch, or you can serve it with Scuderi Kids' Fast, Fake-Baked Ziti.


  • 3/4 pound baby spinach (4-5 cups), packed

  • 2 cans artichoke hearts packed in water (15 ounces), drained and sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1/4-1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • Salt and pepper

  • A handful of shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese


Combine spinach and artichokes in a salad bowl. To make dressing, place garlic, lemon zest and juice in small dish and add vinegar. Let stand for five minutes, then whisk in EVOO. Pour oil and vinegar dressing over salad and toss to combine. Season the salad with salt and pepper, to taste. Top the salad with cheese and serve.

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