Crack Salad

I call this Crack Salad because it's addictive.Ingredients


  • ½ pound baby spinach, approximately
  • 6 each apricots, ripe, diced (see note)
  • 10 each dates, approximately, diced. I like medjool.
  • 15 each kalamata olives, approximately, diced


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon honey, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon mayonnaise


1. PREP THE SALAD:: Wash and dry the spinach. Set aside.

Chop the dates and olives, tossing the pieces together in a prep bowl to help them keep from sticking together. Set aside.

Dice the apricots. Set aside.

2. MAKE THE DRESSING:: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or open mouth jar. Use a small whisk to emulsify well. (This can be done up to an hour before serving.)

Taste and adjust the flavor to your liking.

3. To Serve - Assemble the Salad.: Pour the dressing around the rim of a large wooden salad bowl to coat the sides with the dressing. Add the spinach to the bowl and use a pair of long tongs to evenly coat the leaves with the dressing.

Add the dates and olives. Toss.

Add the apricots. You can pause here for a colorful presentation, but toss again before serving.

Have a pepper mill available. Salt is optional, but it likely needs none thanks to the olives.

Servings: 4

Source: Recovery Dad


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